67 Hilarious Reasons Why The English Language Is The Worst
The English language is a mystery to all of us, whether you've been speaking it since day one, or you've just started to learn it. From its bizarre spelling rules to its free-for-all grammar, it's a daily struggle just trying to form sentences that make sense. No wonder people are turning to emoji to express their thoughts, rather than coping with some weird English words.
Unless you live in the Tibetan mountains or belong to an Amazonian tribe, you've definitely come across English grammar in use. It's the most widely-studied language in the world, making it a connecting word between countries, and even continents. Thanks to the rise of American power and influence, English has spread like wildfire across the globe through movies, music, and literature. That doesn't mean it's any walk in the park.
Have a look at some of the most frustrating moments English grammar has brought us below; you don't have to search a long way for funny jokes, as they're all there, in the common usage of English. And don't forget to check out our similar posts on French and German, they might be even better than these funny jokes in English.
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The Many Meanings Of 'Only'
Weird English Language
They should have said “I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit"
The Order Of Adjectives
English Language Pronunciation
The Odd One Out
Same Word, Opposite Meaning
Well, isn't this the case with many words? Like terrific, or also awful. an aweful beach, to my understanding is one that you do not want to visit, while you definitely want to hand out on an awefully great beach. An if you hear of a terrific beach, you better ask twice. Any native speakers here to explain? Even though I am afraid this might even be different in AE and BE.
Same Sentence, Different Meanings
The Meaning Of Goodbye
Words That Don't Rhyme
Sometimes we spell it "baloney" - And baloney and money don't rhyme either (sigh)
Weird English Pronunciation
Queue is a queue where Q is the first and the others are waiting in queue for their chance to appear.
Know Your A's
Correct Grammar vs. Kinky Pirate
A Flawed Language
This is why it's so important to get kids reading books. I read each of these sentences fine, without confusion through context. Close reading is key to communication and the English language.
If English beats up other languages in dark alleys, Polish must be Batman or some f-ing ninja. arOAPm6_70...c7e2b1.jpg
Tea Tea, Bread Bread And Many More
Like the word happiness. Ha-penis. Thank you Peggy Hill.
The Oxford Comma
English Triple Contractions
I'm learning english as my third language and this just messed me up so bad
Rules To Learning English
The Correct Way To Spell Potato
Alternating Stress Patterns
You're And Your
always wondering why even native speakers don't know the difference. Also: if you're unsure about "affect" or "effect" just use "impact" :D
Traditional vs. Simplified
Autumn vs. Fall
I know it works GREAT with "spring ahead and fall back" - in reference to Daylight savings time reminders as to which way to set the clocks (forward or backward)
Grammatically Correct Sentences
Goose And Geese
I think it is amazing to see how closely many languages are intertwined. Therefore, people talking about "supremacy" of languages will often have no clue. On the other hand, other language families are quite fascinating in comparison, particularly if you consider the "efficiency" of saying something. And then, having isolated non-related languages (like Basque) are truly fascinating.
Questions And Answers
Eggplants were called that because the variety first introduced to the Europeans looked like an egg (you can see them if you look it up, they're white), pineapple was called that because it looks like a pine cone and "apple" was a generic word for "fruit", hamburger is from the "Hamburg steak" which is a kind of ground beef dish. Here are theories about the "guinea pig": http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2009/12/how-did-the-guinea-pig-get-its-name.html
I Before E
Spelt Or Spelled
now enter "ajar jarjar in a jar in an ajar jar" in google translator and click on "pronounce" 🤣😂🤣
When English Is Not Your Native Language
Gh, however, is never pronounced as F at the beginning of a word.
You should read "polish" as "polish", but don't read "polish" as "Polish", or "Polish" as "polish"..
I think about this too all the time! I've decided that instead of "Why can't you" being "Why can not you," it means "Why can you not," despite the basic grammar rules being weird. I guess it's just implied?
That also depends on accent. I'll isn't pronunced the same as aisle and isle where I'm from on the States.
"All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life."
Rickrollé in French, which is the basic way in French to appropriate an English word
Am I the only one who thought 13 had more to do with the usage of "to" vs "too" than pronouncing close?