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 1 year ago

and it makes a whole different sentence every time

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#2

English Language

iowahawkblog Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 year 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 1 year ago

Never thought about it. Awesomely old straight vivid logic.

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#4

English Language

just-shower-thoughts Report

Hans 1 year ago

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

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#5

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Carlota Ocón 1 year ago

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

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#6

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languagelinguistics Report

Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

kinda happen with all languages?

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#8

English Language

ikimaru Report

Hans 1 year ago

We happy that they did not use emoticon precursors.

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#9

English Language

gracieness Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#13

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libbylumos Report

Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#14

English Language

castiel-knight-of-hell Report

Silent Skeleton 1 year ago

AAAH NO

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#15

English Language

mckillington Report

Olivia W 1 year ago

Thou shalt shit you not

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#16

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andymientears Report

Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#18

English Language

night-fury-pamphlets Report

Hans 1 year ago

Nightmare for copy editors.

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#19

English Language

egberts Report

Gemma Ereza Ferrie 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#22

English Language

coremander Report

-- 1 year ago

awwh

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#23

English Language

therainbowcadaver Report

Crystal Pruitt 1 year ago

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

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#24

English Language

shortee Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Drink milk and solve the whole problem!

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#25

English Language

burnttoastmaster Report

Lucie Molnarova 1 year ago

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

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#27

English Language

PixieDustAuthor Report

Notchimine Mette 1 year ago

Is that Welsh? It looks Welsh...

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#28

English Language

kvotheunkvothe Report

Paweł Pawlicki 1 year ago

Push the record button to record.

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#29

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Intensive Panda 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Smith doesn't look like a word anymore

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#33

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linguisticsyall Report

Hans 1 year 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 1 year ago

Oh, my god! That's awesome!

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#35

English Language

mrloria Report

Master Markus 1 year 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

Alexis Elfstrom 1 year ago

isn't it pronounced ee one way and eye the other way?

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#37

English Language

just-shower-thoughts Report

Pi... 1 year ago

We say brinjal instead of eggplant...

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#38

English Language

mambloo Report

ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

where can I order this?

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#39

English Language

thedailylaughs Report

Grace Barclay 1 year ago

Except that spelt is "hulled wheat".

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#40

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MyopiaPod Report

Intensive Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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#42

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Mlle Karensac Report

ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

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

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#43

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theoatmeal Report

Erza 1 year ago

OMG I dreamt I did that last one once.

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#44

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fangirlbc Report

criminalgirl 1 year ago

tittynope????

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#45

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heliager Report

Joseph Pensak 1 year 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 1 year ago

Fuck you

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#47

English Language

kilihasparasites Report

Thomas Hobbs 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Text can only convey so much...

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#50

English Language

moonmaven Report

Daria B 1 year ago

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

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#51

English Language

booklover223 Report

Jessica Westbrook 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Three quarters! FFS

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#54

English Language

cassidy-peterson Report

Christina McIsaac 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#58

English Language

yahel Report

Daria B 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#60

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frosheep53 Report

May Jeanette Fast 1 year 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

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prettylittlesinflower Report

April King 1 year ago

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

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#62

English Language

allthedifferenc3 Report

Brett Hunsaker 1 year ago

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

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#63

English Language

rawrmylollypop Report

Maeldwyn 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#66

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nktjn Report

Crystal Poe 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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