21 Phrases Americans Say That Make Zero Sense To Non-Americans.

You may have noticed that people in America do things radically differently. I don’t know if that’s a tendency or that Americans try so hard to distinguish themselves from the rest of the word. I mean why would you choose Fahrenheit over the much more elegant Celsius, mile over kilometer (and don’t get me started on how kilometer is pronounced over there), pound (which is abbreviated by the way as lb) over kilogram, etc. 

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If everyday objects could talk, this is what they would say.

 Teo Zirinis, the creator behind Hands Off My Dinosaur, has an interesting and quirky sense of style. He transformed his passion for common and everyday objects into a rich gallery of punny and imaginative drawings. He writes, “I wonder what it would be like if they had a voice of their own. What would they say and how would they interact with each other?” So, here is a humorous list of some of the funny answers to Teo’s question. Scroll through them and let us know what you think.

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If Animals Could Speak, Here is What They Would Say.

Whether you own a pet or not, you must have given it many a though before: if animals could speak, what would they say? What if they already speak, but we’re too ignorant to understand their language? These are fairly non-trivial questions that science is still probing into but with no avail. All we can do now is entertain the humorous idea of what animals would say if they could speak. Many comic strips have translated, quite humorously, the thoughts of animals in everyday situations. We have combined some of them in this article and we hope they appeal to you. These comics come to you from They Can TalkEarth to Planet Cartoons, and Liz Climo. Scroll through them and let us know what you liked. 

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20 Things Only Bilinguals Will Understand.

Being able to speak multiple languages is priceless. Language is key to understanding another culture, which is like opening up and discovering a whole new world. It enables you to converse with a whole other group of people, understand a whole another set of ideas, and perceive everything in life from more than one angle. There are some experiences that only bilinguals can relate to. Below are 20 of them. 

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This Twitter Account Is Renaming Everyday Objects And They’re More Accurate Than The Real Ones.

We give names to things around us almost all the time in a way that is totally random. The word cat, for instance, has no clue in itself that can help us guess what it refers to. But what if we took the task of naming things in such a way that you could guess almost accurately what they refer to merely by the combination of the words involved. As a funny attempt at this, Twitter user @CorrectNames rethought the names of 45 everyday things and man are they accurate! Please scroll through them and let us know what you think. 

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54 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names.

You know..that little space, that dot-shaped thing, or that stuff you find when you pop the other stuff!! Or the whatchamacallit. We’ve all had moments when we couldn’t name a certain thing and we knew there should be a word for it. Well, you’re right, there is. Here is a list. 

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21 Words That People Think Are Synonyms, But They Are Actually Not.

Let me let you on a little secrete. No two words mean exactly the same thing. You might, at first glance, think that the adjectives “hard” and “difficult” are perfect synonyms, but they’re not. I know you don’t believe this but a little example will help. Can we swap these adjectives in an example like “hard surface” and still maintain the same meaning? “Difficult surface” sounds so wrong that it triggered all the linguistic filters in my brain. This is why it is well established that perfect synonymy does not exist. And this is a good reason for you to be careful choosing your words. Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn’t mean that you can simply slot one in for the other. Here are the most common ones.

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41 Jokes and Puns That Require A Little Bit Of Wit To Understand.

A dad joke is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question and answer, but not a narrative. What makes a dad joke great is the creative wordplay combined the one-liner, usually unexpected, response. Not all dad jokes are funny, though. Some of them are so lame they make you groan in derision. The best dad jokes are a guaranteed laugh. And if you’re someone who is interested in words and languages, you will find great joy, fascination, and downright genius in the dad jokes we have combined here. Please add more in the comment section and let us know if you have a favorite.

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31 Funny And Silly Puns From PunHub That Will Crack You Up.

Something I wish the internet never runs out of is puns. They are a fine product of what I like to call humanity’s second-best organ; the brain. Most people don’t stop for a second to think about the genius that goes into coming up with creative puns such as the ones below. But as a language nerd myself I think that the minds that think in terms of puns have a certain linguistic intelligence that is not given to everyone. The following puns are brought to you by PunHub, a large community based exclusively on puns. Scroll and enjoy!

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24 Things Most People Think Are The Same But They Are Actually Different.

Sometimes similarities may lead us to think that certain things are identical and therefore we tend to give them the same names. When we look closely, however, we find they are actually a little different but most of the time we still give them the same names. While some languages try to correct this over the course of time, most languages still call these seemingly similar things by the same word. We wrote this article from the perspective of English about some things that people think are the same but in actuality, they are not. We encourage readers who speak other languages to share if other languages make a difference between these things or not. Have a good read ?

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