30 Times People Shared The Funniest English Text Fails.

The purpose of learning a language is to communicate. We want to express ourselves in the best way we can, and if you’ve been learning a second language, especially English, you will immediately understand that that’s not an easy task. It takes tremendous effort to make yourself understood in a second language. While some of us might wait to reach a certain level of fluency to express ourselves, others will just use whatever language resources to get their message accross, not miding any grammar or spelling. While it’s good sometimes, other times it results in pretty good laughs. Here are 30 laughable posts about people who used broken English and made it sound hilarious.

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30 Hilarious Comics That Illustrate The Differences Between Cultures and Languages.

Cultural and linguistic diversity is very interesting. The melting-pot of different cultures and languages in the world defines the genius ways that humans came up with to express their thoughts and identities. These differences become staggering when one travels to different places. You get to understand that the way you live is not the only way and that there are countless other ways worth exploring. There are some people who are ready to melt into a new culture and there are others who find it very difficult to assimilate into any other culture different from their own.

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34 Accidentally Ironic Images That Show the Universe Has A Weird Sense of Humor.

Irony is a figure of speech that not all writers master. It takes a lot of wit and word knowledge to come up with clever ironic expressions that stir laughter and humor. The best kind of irony is usually subtle and does not fail to make you laugh at the irony of the universe. An even better kind of irony is the one that is not intended in the first place, aka accidental. It’s brought about by the chaotic state of the universe. We have compiled a list of some of the most accidentally ironic images on the Internet below. Browse through them and let us know what you think.

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The Cutest Endearment Terms People Call Their Significant Others From Around The World.

A term of endearment is a phrase that people use to address someone they have affectionate feelings for. You sure can address your significant other by their name, but depending on the mood or what your significant other is up to you want to make them feel special by calling them with terms that capture your feelings for them. Endearment terms from other languages and cultures are fascinating. Sky Park Secure illustrated some of these terms in beautiful pictures. We have combined them here for you to browse through. Have a good read.

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20 Forgotten English Words That Are Very Relevant Today.

Like the universe, language is in a constant state of change and evolution. That’s how old and dying languages fuse into new languages. Language evolves whether we like it or not. Also, a certain language never comes with a close-ended number of words. Throughout its life span, it gains words and features that are incredibly useful but down the road, it also loses equally important features. Below you will find 20 awesome English words that have long been forgotten which we should bring back to daily use.  

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Can You Guess These 18 Puns Without Looking at the Explanations?

It’s hard to make humor without language. You gotta be exceptionally talented to make people laugh let alone doing that without the use of words. There is a particular kind of humor that appeals to people like you and me, and that’s the one that involves language and wordplay, aka puns.

Puns come in different kinds. And we have published many articles previously about them. The puns we have here today are different, though. They are hidden and kinda subtle, only visible to those who are extremely clever. We first present the puns with no explanation, try to guess them first then see how you did by scrolling to their explanations down the page.

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Words To Use Instead Of “Very”.

Creative writing is a skill that’s not given to everybody. It takes a lot of creativity and knowledge to be an effective writer. And one important rule of effective writing, and communicating in general, is using less words than necessary. The ability to say something using the minimum of words possible is what makes a great communicator. A writing behavior that doesn’t abide by this rule and that most people commit is the overuse of the intensifier “very“. In this article, we brought to you an exhaustive list of words you can use instead of very to avoid redundancy and sound creative.

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42 Clever Calligrams That Visualize The Meanings Of Various Words.

A calligram is a word or a text that is written in such a way that reveals the meaning or the intent of the written word. It’s calligraphy done creatively. A famous example, are these Arabic words that illustrate their meanings. It takes a lot of word knowledge artistic skills to visualize the meaning of words in the form of calligrams. That’s what New York-based designer Ji Lee was able to demonstrate in the words below. Check them out and let us know what you think.

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30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages (Illustrated).

We know for a fact that language and culture are intricately intertwined that one influences the other in tremendous, and sometimes amazing, ways. It is this intertwining that makes translations from one language to another extremely difficult. You can only translate words and concepts that exist in both cultures. Cultural subtleties that are not shared by other cultures will often get lost in translation.

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