english. . if you ever think English is not a shit language just remember that read and lead rhyme and read and lead rhyme, but read and lead don' t rhyme, and  english if you ever think English is not a shit language just remember that read and lead rhyme but don' t
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #8 - poutinesalad
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Better than assigning genders to inanimate objects.
User avatar #243 to #8 - poutinesalad
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Dammit, taperin off at 497
#245 to #243 - anon id: 739f97b4
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took care of it man
User avatar #246 to #245 - poutinesalad
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thanks bro
#24 to #8 - anon id: 4c0eddeb
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Except that's a cultural thing and not a language issue.
#143 to #24 - mayoroftownsville
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Der is German for a male 'the' (such as 'the skirt')
Die is German for a female 'the' (such as 'the economy')
Das is German for a neuter 'the' (such as 'the girl' (yes, seriously))
User avatar #83 to #24 - arandomanon
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It's not you *******. In Spanish "la mesa" (the table) is ******* female but that doesn't mean we think it has a vagina. It's just how grammar works, retard.
User avatar #49 to #24 - swagloon
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La luna
El sol.
Le shut the **** up.
It's a language thing.
#121 to #24 - anon id: f6cd868d
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doesn't make it any less stupid
#82 to #24 - arandomanon
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User avatar #123 to #8 - harrymcfaggot
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Because english is an indoeuropean language, it used to have genera,too.
But it get's simplified more and more as time goes by (just like every other language,too)
English lost its genera about 900/1000 years ago.
Know your historical linguistics, bro!
User avatar #132 to #8 - nefarian
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Yeah, that can be retarded.
We use that here, and god can it be a pain in the ass.
User avatar #194 to #8 - noblekira
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sometimes you can have fun with it...

In Germany friend was asked to fix another friends computer after one girl failed to do it)

To wich he replied "Computer is a manly word, of course you should have come to me first"
User avatar #195 to #8 - elcreepo
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My shirt is too sexy for itself

Too sexy for itself

Too sexy for itself

Damn she's fine

La camisa= shirt
#207 to #8 - anon id: f1f733be
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Sure you can explain why animals are objects too.
User avatar #32 to #8 - tazze
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oh no you didn't just talk **** about spanish
User avatar #111 to #8 - muffaletta
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La mano and el mapa. . . The **** is that all about?
#167 to #8 - Aizlyn
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I think this chair's male
#139 to #8 - iizsimon
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LA CHAISE, LA TABLE, LE BUREAU

HONHONHONHONHONHON BAGUETTE

pls no hate
User avatar #35 to #8 - melwach
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Come on, how can you live without knowing that your German pants are female!
User avatar #91 to #35 - givememoarpony
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Or that skirts are male and are called Rock.
#53 to #8 - epicawe
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English is the whore of languages.
User avatar #58 to #53 - kaarel
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That's why it's so easy.
#119 to #58 - mendelevium
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10/10
User avatar #176 to #58 - frankwest
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To someone who's first language isn't English, it's one of the hardest languages to learn...
User avatar #205 to #176 - rahakas
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hardest? try learnin finnish...
User avatar #247 to #205 - frankwest
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Even Finnish is less absolutely ******* retarded and nonsensical than English.
User avatar #183 to #176 - kaarel
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It isn't mine either. I just grew up with a lot of games and TV shows that were in english. That's how I learned it.
User avatar #16 to #8 - sinonyx
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there's my boat... isn't she a beauty
User avatar #114 to #16 - vorarephilia
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I see our feminine boats and raise you spanish's feminine pens.
#224 to #114 - fecal
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the word for feminine is actually masculine in Spanish. That **** don't make no sense at all
#142 to #16 - hurzg
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In French, heels(the shoe one) are masculine while mustache is feminine.
User avatar #181 to #142 - yunogasaii
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Vagina is masculine in French
User avatar #185 to #181 - infectionslaugh
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Vagina is feminine in Spanish
#164 to #142 - anon id: b7da4cb1
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A feminine mustache shouldn't be anything new to France...
User avatar #165 to #164 - mspaintpro
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Ballsack... wasn't logged in :/
#51 to #16 - anon id: 101d4dd4
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There's a difference to wanting to call your boat a girl and having to call things by gender titles.
#208 to #51 - anon id: f1f733be
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"my cat is cute" tell me the gender.
#127 to #16 - friedgreenpomatoes
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#4 - evilhomer
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If you still think that the English language isn't ****** up enough... "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo " is a grammatically correct sentence  the meaning of the sentence is "The bison from Buffalo, confuse other bison from Buffalo who confuse the bison from Buffalo"
If you still think that the English language isn't ****** up enough... "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo " is a grammatically correct sentence the meaning of the sentence is "The bison from Buffalo, confuse other bison from Buffalo who confuse the bison from Buffalo"
#7 to #4 - anon id: b179e65d
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In French you can say something like "Ton tonton tond ton tonton"(the d is silent)
or "Ta tata tâte ta tata"
User avatar #40 to #7 - vohcaz
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Ton ton, le baguette
User avatar #19 to #4 - nudybooty
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k, wait, what?
#23 to #4 - anon id: 4c0eddeb
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I don't see what you're point is. You're using 7 completely different types of words, that is to say different nouns, adjectives, etc to form a sentence. Considering there are many languages that have several potential meanings to any given word, your point is largely meaningless.
#31 to #23 - anon id: 187cb944
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His point is that the one word can be used as many parts of speech without any sort of change.
#90 to #4 - anon id: f79a15a6
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For those that don't get it. Buffalos from Buffalo city bullied buffalos from Buffalo city and so on
User avatar #152 to #4 - seniorawesomesauce
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Buffalo from the city of Buffalo, Buffalo (bully) other Buffalo from Buffalo, Buffalo (however), Buffalo from Buffalo buffalo (bully) Buffalo (animal)
#177 to #4 - anon id: e7b328d1
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All right, but does buffalo mean "confuse" in english? Otherwise I can't make heads or tails of that sentence...
User avatar #5 to #4 - ntobarrev
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I'd like some source on that, please. I don't trust strangers on the internet.

only words on the internet
#6 to #5 - evilhomer
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User avatar #212 to #4 - internetexplain
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Also : " Will smith will smith will smith will smith will smith will smith will smith will smith "
User avatar #169 to #4 - mrgilly
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Another favorite of mine that is grammatically correct:

Imagine Imagine Dragons imagining dragons imagining Imagine Dragons.
I can go on forever if you'd like
User avatar #52 to #4 - jcbiddulph
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"James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher" is also one
#221 to #52 - anon id: c6bb606b
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Someone is going to yell at you for not using the punctuation.
#14 to #4 - ironsoul
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Comment Picture
#85 to #14 - justcauseimjesus
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Comment Picture
User avatar #92 to #14 - jukuku
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"Thanks Daaaaaa AHHAHAGHHGHGAHHAHAGHHGHGAGAH!""
#21 - soldieroffortunemp
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English: The language that hides in dark alleys and beats up other languages for words and syllables
#25 to #21 - anon id: 4c0eddeb
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You mean, much like most European languages. It's obvious that the people who make that comment haven't studied any languages; and I don't mean that you aren't necessarily multilingual, I mean you haven't studied the histories, the etymologies, etc. The things that made the language what it is today.
User avatar #39 to #25 - toensix
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I like the pic but isn't it just refering to romanic languages? And isn't English a germanic one?
#124 to #39 - thesovereigngrave
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To be fair English was influenced by the French language brought over by the Norman conquerors in 1066.

But you are right; so this would've been a better chart for them to use.
User avatar #214 to #124 - internetexplain
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Ehh the chart is ok , could be more detailed and needs some fixes.
"old norse" for example is not a thing - its called "Anglo"
Gothic is the forerunner to Teutonic (which isnt even included) which became the basis for German together with Saxon as well as a major influence from Anglo.
Prussian was a Germanic language as well , that influenced Teutonic quite a bit.
User avatar #216 to #214 - internetexplain
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Also in the case of Spanish , while they do indeed speak a form of Latin , their linguistic origin too lies with the Germanic tribes , since todays inhabitants of Iberia are Visigoths
User avatar #223 to #216 - thesovereigngrave
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Norse

Actually, I believe that 'Prussian' on this chart refers to the language spoken by the original Prussians, since the Germanic Prussians just spoke German.

As for Spanish, the chart is really just simplified and it can't really show things like that. It's why English is with the Germanic languages even though it was influenced by the French spoken by the Normans.

User avatar #226 to #223 - internetexplain
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Also , as far as I am concerned , I stand by my point I made earlier regarding Anglo.
The wikipedia article dates "old norse" to a language from High-medieval times and actually more old danish than "norse"
Anglo is their root language dating back to the 5th century in Early-medieval times , prior to the hunnic invasion.
User avatar #228 to #226 - thesovereigngrave
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What language are you talking about though? When I do a Google search for 'Anglo language' absolutely nothing comes up with that name. I get Anglo-Norman language, Anglo-Frisian languages, and even Anglo-Saxon language, but nothing that's just 'Anglo'.
User avatar #230 to #228 - internetexplain
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It may be a translation problem , seeing as English loves naming **** after something entirely unrelated.
User avatar #232 to #230 - thesovereigngrave
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Are you sure that you're not talking about Proto-Norse? Because that's the only language I can find that fits your description.
User avatar #235 to #232 - internetexplain
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yep - it was a translation problem after all.
See we call "ancient nordic" - "ancient english (or anglo)" in german
User avatar #236 to #235 - thesovereigngrave
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Huh, that's interesting. Glad it's sorted out.
User avatar #234 to #232 - internetexplain
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Maybe , lets see what wikipedia has to say
User avatar #225 to #223 - internetexplain
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Alright , and yes I did actually mean the Original Prussians who in German are called Pruss to distinguish them from the country Prussia.

They were a Germanic tribe in North-eastern Poland around the now Russian held Oblast Kaliningrad - the exact same place where the Teutons came from.
The Pruss were craftsmen and traders with basic knowledge of sailing and copper smelting.
User avatar #227 to #225 - thesovereigngrave
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The Old Prussians were a Baltic Tribe, more closely related to the Lithuanians then they were to any Germanic peoples. It wasn't until that they were conquered by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century that the region started to speak a Germanic language.
User avatar #229 to #227 - internetexplain
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The origin of the Germanic tribes lies in sweden , on a small island called Gothland , it's not unlikely that the a lot of baltic people were Germanic.
While that is just a speculation , in my history books , Pruss are clearly marked as germanic.
User avatar #231 to #229 - thesovereigngrave
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Then your history books are wrong. Because every single bit of info I can find on the people that lived in Prussia prior to the area's Germanification says that they were Baltic.
User avatar #233 to #231 - internetexplain
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East-prussia mind you.

The country Prussia came from the east of todays Germany which is more west.
User avatar #237 to #233 - thesovereigngrave
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That entire region was populated by Baltic peoples though. The Prussians, the Galindians, the Yotvingians, the Skalvians. All of them lived in that region, and all of them were Baltic.
User avatar #238 to #237 - internetexplain
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I got that already after looking up what you said.
What I said was regarding Germanification and name of the Area.
User avatar #239 to #238 - thesovereigngrave
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Wait, what? Now I'm not entirely certain where exactly we stand on the issue. I thought you were still saying that the Old Prussians were Germanic.
User avatar #240 to #239 - internetexplain
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The issue is just the name of the Area the ancient Prussians inhabited.
I wouldn't consider it "prussia" because it wasn't a country , and because said country with that name called that area East-Prussia.
User avatar #241 to #240 - thesovereigngrave
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Ah, gotcha. So it's just a translation issue again, because in English the original Baltic people are called (Old) Prussians, and thus the region they inhabited was Prussia. Though from looking at maps it looks like the region of East Prussia was similar to the region that was part of the Duchy of Prussia.
User avatar #242 to #241 - internetexplain
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Calling a Germanic tribe by the entirety of them is not Normal , but on Translation it is.

Translation : not even once.

before any of gets confused again - this is referring to Hellenic and Romanic languages as well as English , calling Teutons Germans.
User avatar #128 to #124 - toensix
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Cool chart.
User avatar #129 to #128 - thesovereigngrave
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I agree, it is a really cool chart.
#84 to #21 - Pena
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In Finnish almost every noun has over 2000 bended word-forms.
Like the word for "kauppa" (shop) that you can see all the word-forms for in here:

www.ling.helsinki.fi/~fkarlsso/genkau2.html

#1 - swankysausage
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mfw I'm English and this messed my skull
#13 to #1 - twilightdusk
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Lead as in leader
Lead as in the element

Read as a present-tense action
Read as a past-tense action
User avatar #45 to #13 - tfwigetbanned
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wait you mean the element is pronounced like that?
so '' he lead a great army'' in past tense sounds exactly the same as the element?
#125 to #45 - twilightdusk
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Well, the past tense of lead as an action is spelled led, but yes, led would be pronounced the same as the element lead, how did you think it was pronounced?
User avatar #244 to #125 - tfwigetbanned
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nvm i'm retarded
#2 to #1 - shatt
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mfw i just read that with the meaning i wanted so it didnt screw with me
#126 - rmoran
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There's a difference between speaking English and speaking English like an asshole. Just because the language gives you the option to use it confusingly doesn't make it ****.
There's a difference between speaking English and speaking English like an asshole. Just because the language gives you the option to use it confusingly doesn't make it ****.
#188 to #126 - phudgepacker
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It's almost like people expect a human construct to be perfect in every sense possible
It's almost like people expect a human construct to be perfect in every sense possible
#26 - junkyfunn
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Good luck with this. Read it out loud for maximum effectiveness.
User avatar #37 to #26 - amuzen
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I was doing fine till I got to
Terpsichore
then I continued and it was flowing till I go to
Anemone
#147 to #37 - anon id: 4ae813be
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I got that one thanks to Finding Nemo
User avatar #41 to #26 - tonejt
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Oh that was fun to try. There's a couple I stumbled on there.
User avatar #141 to #26 - avatarsarefornoobs
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i only knew how to say viscount from dragon age
thanks bioware
User avatar #162 to #26 - fedak
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If nothing else, it made me look up and subsequently realise that I'd been saying Arkansas wrong my entire life
User avatar #193 to #26 - captchakid
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I've done that before with no **** ups, not spending 5 minutes reading it again.
User avatar #218 to #26 - tehlulzbringer
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i think everyone here would prefer six months of hard labor to pronouncing a single french word
User avatar #46 to #26 - dedaluminus
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soundcloud.com/dedaluminus/english-pronunciation-poem

I ****** up a couple times, but I think I got most of it
User avatar #59 to #26 - BerryLicious
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I got most of it, but there are some words there that I've never heard of before.
User avatar #153 to #26 - daentraya
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I doubt this is meant as a pronunciation challenge, but to show how weirdly english spells things? It was a nice little practice run, though
#155 - genericnewfag
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now you're speaking my language
now you're speaking my language
User avatar #217 to #155 - mysticana
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Is that Borris?
User avatar #222 to #217 - genericnewfag
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looks like him
#156 to #155 - fourchinsbrah
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britbongs...
#157 to #156 - genericnewfag
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gid yer a wank job ya dirty begger
User avatar #137 - baditch
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I think that's why a lot of people like it actually. There's lots of room for word play. Tumblr slut just likes to think she's edgy cultured by revering other languages over her own.
User avatar #175 - landerp
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Well at least we don't assign genders to inanimate objects.. *cough* Spanish, German, Hindi, Russian *cough*
User avatar #211 to #175 - turretbuddy
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I don't think Russian genders objects
#116 - grimmwaters
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