I was having an argument with my best friend recently. We were talking on the phone at about 5:00 pm. I wanted her to come over to my place and hang out.
“Sure,” she said, “in a little while. My Mom's just making breakfast.” My contention was that she was not eating breakfast at all, and that at best she was engaging in a very late lunch. Her arguments were simple:
1. It was to be the first meal of the day for those eating it – they were “breaking their fast,” thus fulfilling…
(Hello all just a friendly warning before you read I am dyslexic so be patient with me)
Part of my thesis with the Shultz fire is focusing on the historical managment of the area and also the public perception of fire that has helped shap how managment towards fire has effected the ecological health of dry forested areas.
I will kepp this short so discution can be the ruling topic. I will keep to the three main topics that have shaped fire managment in…
“it hurts just to wake up, whenever you’re wearing thin, alone on the outside, so tired of looking in, the end is uncertain, and i’ve never been so afraid, but i don’t need a telescope to see that there’s hope, and that makes me feel brave.” > Tidal Wave~Owl City
this song is one of the few things that got me through this past summer, i remember the day so clearly
it was a week from the day i graduated that i got the phone call,…
Why? This is the only question I can ask myself when someone sends me an email containing " hi how r u? im gr8! wats new w/ u? lol " I find this a horrible and confusing mess of letters and numbers that should never have crossed paths.
All the letters are in lower case. Some words contain numbers and some are shortened so badly it makes me weep for the next generation. Also what is the point of that unneeded "lol"? This is not English.
In which Hank proves that he can think too much about ANYTHING by thinking too much about Tongue Twisters. It's all about the sibilant fricatives baby. Tongue twisters are actually a universal game that all people play regardless of language. The best ones have a few qualities:
1. They will trip you up
2. They're fun to say when you get it right
3. Opportunities for Embarassment
4. Excellent Rhythm and… Continue
This is pretty much the best project I've had the pleasure of working on. I made an English translation of an entire skit from a Japanese comedy group called Rahmens (ラーメンズ). So, here it is in all its majesty:
Added by Jethro on July 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
If the rule is to add an -s or -es to the end of a noun to make it plural, we SHOULD say sheeps, mouses, fishes, etc. When any speaker says sheep or fish meaning more than one, they are violating a very simple and commonly accepted rule of the English language; and what's worse if I try to follow that rule, they say I'm speaking silly words.
Added by Groovy Jones on April 24, 2010 at 2:00pm —
In which Emily responds to a four month old comment, contextualizing linguistics with YouTube (specifically Rhett & Link and RayWilliamJohnson) and completely fails to explain registers of speech or mention anything about connotation vs. denotation, or neologisms.
But you guys are good googlers, right? ;) (See what I did there?)
So, I was recently visiting my brother in Israel where he is currently living. I was in Israel for two weeks and seeing as I don't really speak much Hebrew, I was lucky that virtually everyone in Israel speaks English. But then I thought, 'I shouldn't feel lucky! I should feel ashamed! All of these people can understand what I am saying, but I am struggling to string together two words of their language!" I also felt very ignorant. But there weren't just Israelis speaking Hebrew in Israel.… Continue
1. Mexican is not a language
I'm originally from the East Coast, born in VA, loved NC, lived in MD and GA. But three or so years ago, I was thrown into Texas. Ah, Texans. Nice people, though sometimes arrogant. And I found myself a little closer to the problem of immigration. America is a great country, and I am all for people wanting to come here and take full advantage of American liberties and all that good stuff. However, I'm a rule follower. With the flood of Mexicans (legal or… Continue
Added by Ren on March 26, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Since many Nerdfighters are fond of language and word games I thought I'd post one of my favorite play-on-words stories. I'm copying this from an old printed paper I've had for ever. It has no writer credited but looking it up online has produced the name Archie Campbell so all credit goes to him. Enjoy and feel free to share any similar stories in comments.
Once upon a time, in a coreign funtry, there lived a geautiful birl, and her name was… Continue