Best description of the English language. Screencap of a Tumblr post. An attempted start at a discussion of "house-wife" and "house-husband" rhymes tumblr language english

Best description of the English language

Screencap of a Tumblr post. An attempted start at a discussion of "house-wife" and "house-husband" as terms to describe the marital partner who does not go out to work, leading to the discovery of the correct pronunciation of the word "spouse" by an individual who does not use English as their first language, and concluded by a colourful summation of the English language itself.

Why does everyone say "house-
wife" or "" when
is not only
gender neutral, but also
Wait, spouse rhymes with house'? I
always pronounced it 'smooze' in
my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR
LANGUAGE SO WEIRD!!!
Because English beats up other
languages in dark alleys, then rifles
through their pockets for loose
grammar and spare vocabulary.
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Submitted: 01/25/2014
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User avatar #5 - awyissss ONLINE (01/26/2014) [+] (20 replies)
At least we don't have to worry if an object is masculine or feminine.
#1 - djrainbowdash (01/25/2014) [+] (7 replies)
MFW Spooze
MFW Spooze
User avatar #12 - captainfuckitall (01/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
What the **** is the issue with 'gendered terms' recently. It's no different than "Mother Nature" or "Father Time". Seriously, if this is the type of **** they're concerned about on a day to day basis, they really are scratching at the bottom of the barrel to find problems.
#49 - drewbridge (01/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Gender neutral stuff is ******* retarded. Period.
#47 - cyberneticghost (01/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
"spooze"?! ...That sounds like something your grandma would hack up from the back of her throught after eating a block of cheese, smoking three packs of cigarettes, and drinkin' a quart of milk.

Disgusting, that's the word.
#52 - mikoli (01/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
that's a decent explanation of the English language
that's a decent explanation of the English language
#53 to #52 - mikoli (01/26/2014) [-]
not the gif i meant to use, sorry
User avatar #17 - gammajk (01/26/2014) [-]
Why can't we have both housewife and househusband? What's wrong with things not being gender neutral if we have one for both genders?
>inb4 theres more than two genders, your made up special snowflake gender isnt real
#71 - sach (01/26/2014) [-]
WHERES THE JOKE???
#20 - cleateater (01/26/2014) [-]
Any language that assigns gender roles to inanimate objects does not deserve to be called a language.
English mastre raec
inb4 someone tells me that english does this too
#29 - oblesidonika (01/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
What kind of special idiot reads the word house as house and spouse as freaking spooze when they have the same spelling after the first letter and blames our language?
What kind of special idiot reads the word house as house and spouse as freaking spooze when they have the same spelling after the first letter and blames our language?
#100 - Viceroy (01/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
How the 						****					 could someone read the word spouse, after presumably having read the words house and mouse previously, and think 'oh, this 						****					 must go like 'spooze.'??
How the **** could someone read the word spouse, after presumably having read the words house and mouse previously, and think 'oh, this **** must go like 'spooze.'??
#51 - whycantibefunny (01/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
At least we don't assign gender roles to inanimate objects like a bunch of other languages, which is some confusing ****
Pic unrelated
User avatar #76 - tonytails (01/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
as a fluent speaker of 3 languages, (english being my first) english is definitely the hardest, and it made it more difficult for me to learn german and esperanto.
im CONSTANTLY finding new things that make the english language ****** beyond belief.
#69 - anonymous (01/26/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I don't care about some of those spelling and grammar stuff people on the internet seem to always pick at
the English language is one of the greatest if not the greatest language in the world.
User avatar #84 to #83 - jonathankitty (01/26/2014) [-]
Actually any language could be learned by children, a scientific study says that children's brains are... Was it more active? Something along those lines, that allows them to learn a language faster, and/or learn multiple languages.
User avatar #62 - thebritishguy (01/26/2014) [-]
I don't like this gender nuetral newspeak, it makes me think about gender differences more because I have to think about the words I use so it's counter productive
User avatar #24 - memeinmycoffee (01/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I'm glad we don't say "House-Spouse" because I really, really don't like close rhymes. Maybe it's just me but save for stuff like "Fight Night" and "Crime Time" I can't stand 'em.
#80 - anonymous (01/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I think English is the most easiest language to learn.
User avatar #86 to #80 - akikislam (01/26/2014) [-]
Yeah learning english is probably the much easiest language
User avatar #30 - Loppytaffy (01/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Because all of Europe thought that the fun thing to do would be to invade Britain.
User avatar #7 - sircool (01/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
english is the easiest language to learn, but the hardest to master
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