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.

#1

English Language

shadowwraiths Report

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

and it makes a whole different sentence every time

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#2

English Language

iowahawkblog Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

They should have said “I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit"

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#3

English Language

mattandersonbbc Report

Hans 2 years ago

Never thought about it. Awesomely old straight vivid logic.

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#4

English Language

just-shower-thoughts Report

Hans 2 years ago

At least it will make "boom" if you are not careful.

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#5

English Language

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Carlota Ocón 2 years ago

In spanish we don't say ananas, we say piña

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#6

English Language

languagelinguistics Report

Hans 2 years ago

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.

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#7

English Language

thessalian Report

Vanessa 2 years ago

kinda happen with all languages?

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#8

English Language

ikimaru Report

Hans 2 years ago

We happy that they did not use emoticon precursors.

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#9

English Language

gracieness Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Sometimes we spell it "baloney" - And baloney and money don't rhyme either (sigh)

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#10

English Language

laslanguesromanze Report

Claudia Machado 2 years ago

Queue is a queue where Q is the first and the others are waiting in queue for their chance to appear.

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#11

English Language

dismal-dragon Report

Evelim C 2 years ago

Just as the word "eleven". Someone please tell Americans to choose one sound? Brasilians have to many words but at least we know how to pronnounce them. .-.

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#12

English Language

englishmajorhumor Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I read that with a pirate accent - Did you? lol

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#13

English Language

libbylumos Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Also: read (rid) → present tense; read (red) → past tense.

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#14

English Language

castiel-knight-of-hell Report

Silent Skeleton 2 years ago

AAAH NO

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#15

English Language

mckillington Report

Olivia W 2 years ago

Thou shalt shit you not

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#16

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andymientears Report

Hans 2 years ago

Oh, if you still are interested in that, just find a German class nearby. The good thing is, the more weird languages you learn, you more you appreciate if you come across languages that lack the irregularities where you expected them from experience.

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#17

English Language

crimsun Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

ok, I' ll take this one to english class next week

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#18

English Language

night-fury-pamphlets Report

Hans 2 years ago

Nightmare for copy editors.

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#19

English Language

egberts Report

Gemma Ereza Ferrie 2 years ago

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.

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#20

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pilgrimkitty Report

Paweł Pawlicki 2 years ago

If English beats up other languages in dark alleys, Polish must be Batman or some f-ing ninja. arOAPm6_70...c7e2b1.jpg arOAPm6_700b-58a30e0c7e2b1.jpg

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#21

English Language

madlori Report

Hans 2 years ago

Same with many, many abbreviations. In many, many other languags. Alas.

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#22

English Language

coremander Report

-- 2 years ago

awwh

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#23

English Language

therainbowcadaver Report

Crystal Pruitt 2 years ago

Like the word happiness. Ha-penis. Thank you Peggy Hill.

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#24

English Language

shortee Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Drink milk and solve the whole problem!

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#25

English Language

burnttoastmaster Report

Lucie Molnarova 2 years ago

I'm learning english as my third language and this just messed me up so bad

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#26

English Language

archaeaeon-blog Report

#27

English Language

PixieDustAuthor Report

Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Is that Welsh? It looks Welsh...

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#28

English Language

kvotheunkvothe Report

Paweł Pawlicki 2 years ago

Push the record button to record.

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#29

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Intensive Panda 2 years ago

always wondering why even native speakers don't know the difference. Also: if you're unsure about "affect" or "effect" just use "impact" :D

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#30

English Language

sahondwich-shahop Report

Thor Sten 2 years ago

Well, linguistically speaking: AE is an older form of English that had less influence from neighboring languages.

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#31

English Language

transcendantalismsm Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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)

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#32

English Language

joyheartsyou Report

Amy-Louise Jack 2 years ago

Smith doesn't look like a word anymore

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#33

English Language

linguisticsyall Report

Hans 2 years ago

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.

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#34

English Language

tweakerwolf Report

Amanda Javorsky 2 years ago

Oh, my god! That's awesome!

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#35

English Language

mrloria Report

Master Markus 2 years ago

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

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#36

English Language

maskedlinguist Report

Magpie 2 years ago

Last year in Australia the I before E rule was officially dropped from English classes. There are more exceptions to the rule than times when it is correct. * erm last year or the year before

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#37

English Language

just-shower-thoughts Report

Pi... 2 years ago

We say brinjal instead of eggplant...

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#38

English Language

mambloo Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

where can I order this?

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#39

English Language

thedailylaughs Report

Grace Barclay 2 years ago

Except that spelt is "hulled wheat".

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#40

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MyopiaPod Report

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

now enter "ajar jarjar in a jar in an ajar jar" in google translator and click on "pronounce" 🤣😂🤣

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#41

English Language

stitched-spade Report

Smoofy 2 years ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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#42

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Mlle Karensac Report

ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

Ah oui, c' est comme ca pour les francais...

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#43

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theoatmeal Report

Erza 2 years ago

OMG I dreamt I did that last one once.

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#44

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fangirlbc Report

criminalgirl 2 years ago

tittynope????

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#45

English Language

heliager Report

Joseph Pensak 2 years ago

Gh, however, is never pronounced as F at the beginning of a word.

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#46

English Language

innocenceontheoutside Report

Denzel James Lim 2 years ago

Fuck you

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#47

English Language

kilihasparasites Report

Thomas Hobbs 2 years ago

You should read "polish" as "polish", but don't read "polish" as "Polish", or "Polish" as "polish"..

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#48

English Language

ernstills Report

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Panda 2 years ago

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?

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#49

English Language

ijustwanttohugdavidtennant Report

Skunk Drunk 2 years ago

Text can only convey so much...

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#50

English Language

moonmaven Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Yeah, let's call them just "mon".

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#51

English Language

booklover223 Report

Jessica Westbrook 2 years ago

That also depends on accent. I'll isn't pronunced the same as aisle and isle where I'm from on the States.

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#52

English Language

funny-text-posts Report

rai mei 2 years ago

it's weird cause in our language had-had means tinea cruris in medical terms. hahaha

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#53

English Language

rieriebee Report

Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

Three quarters! FFS

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#54

English Language

cassidy-peterson Report

Christina McIsaac 2 years ago

"All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life."

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#55

English Language

memearchives Report

Joseph Kovacs 2 years ago

I feel like most languages probably have this. In Spanish it's "rickrollear".

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#56

English Language

Mike Snyder Report

Collin Cantrell 2 years ago

Am I the only one who thought 13 had more to do with the usage of "to" vs "too" than pronouncing close?

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#57

English Language

nopathfollowed Report

Lucia Diaconu 2 years ago

I read: I cut who I cut.... :-s

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#58

English Language

yahel Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Meh, most of these aren't even English words. Yep! I'm petty and snobby.

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#59

English Language

nashscribblings Report

Aegon VI Targaryen 2 years ago

y'all'd've known this had y'all've been from the south.

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#60

English Language

frosheep53 Report

May Jeanette Fast 2 years ago

I could be wrong but here's why I think it makes sense. January is a month, a month is a time period that contains somethings (weeks and days) so for anything that contains anything, we say it's in it. "Oh the dinner is in the fridge" For Wednesday it's a day, and many times people ask when something is happening or "when is it on?" and so you say it's "on Wednesday". The same goes for time except you say "on at" because the use of "at" when it comes to clock time is due to the use of the clock. At is used to describe where the clock hand is at.

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#61

English Language

prettylittlesinflower Report

April King 2 years ago

thats why I've just shortened it all together as "I'ven't"

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#62

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allthedifferenc3 Report

Brett Hunsaker 2 years ago

I only pronounce one of the 'l's before the 'a'.

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#63

English Language

rawrmylollypop Report

Maeldwyn 2 years ago

I've been told I'm half pretty and half ugly. I guess that makes me pretty ugly.

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#64

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tiltedcircles Report

Barbara Delahunty 2 years ago

I don't take a bath or shower, I have them!!

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#65

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lnnea Report

Stephen Crichton 2 years ago

Why is this Spanish when I read it out loud!!

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#66

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nktjn Report

Crystal Poe 2 years ago

Nooo. I say It is what it is all the time. This one messed with me worse than all the others combined.

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#67

English Language

just-a--derp Report

Barbara White 2 years ago

You wouldn't be, because you'd be being LED

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