It's the most widely-studied language in the world, making it a connecting word between countries, and even continents. Considering that I couldn't even do this myself I slip up once in the video even this time, and probably pronounce one or two words wrong , I knew that the money was safe! This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. Seems it's not just the pronunciation we need to be confused about! English is a funny language and those that speak it are even funnier, not necessarily in a ha-ha kind of way either. Bowyang A strap that holds the pants legs in place. And if a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? And don't forget to check out our similar posts on and , they might be even better than these funny jokes in English. It's like community work, its unpleasant but one is obliged to do it. Smart Aleck Aleck Hoag was a pimp in New York in 1840's.
It's amazing that any of us ever learned English! Sarcasm If you have ever been torn apart by sarcastic comments, then you have experienced the origin of the word. If the teacher taught, why isn't it true that a preacher praught? Their assumption is that they can speak the foreign language much better than the foreigner will be able to speak English. This leads to things like long, aggressive store names and job titles, as well as migraines for tourists and expats in Germany. Think you can understand why? They probably never realized, but the Anglo Saxons believed to be the first speakers of Old English inadvertently invented a language which has words whose origins will make you read about them twice. Whiskey The word has Gaelic origins.
Unless you live in the Tibetan mountains or belong to an Amazonian tribe, you've definitely come across English grammar in use. Fuddy-duddy An old-fashioned, mild-mannered person. I thought to myself, 'They've lost the plot. Disaster 'Dis' means bad and 'aster' means star. 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. If you throw out some odds and ends, but keep one item, is it an odd or an end? She asked if I'd like to wind it. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury.
Share it with us in the comments section below, or post it on our page! Just ask anyone who doesn't speak English as a first language. Hammers don't ham, grocers don't groce. If two wrongs don't make a right, then why does a double negative make a positive? Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Furbelow A fringe or ruffle. Since German is an ancestor to English, a lot of funny German words were passed down to us but changed in spelling over time.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Donnybrook An melee, a riot. Lollygag To move slowly, fall behind. They both spot each other, and the verb smiles and goes over to the noun. You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up while it's burning down, forms are filled out by being filled in, and an alarm that's gone off is still going on. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative.
There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. I chopped a tree down, and then I chopped it up. Thanks to the rise of American power and influence, English has spread like wildfire across the globe through movies, music, and literature. Why is it that night falls but never breaks and day breaks but never falls? Q: Name a bus you can never enter? Here are 7 reasons why English is a vhery vhery funny language! Three hours later, they were still walking about with it. One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. Some Americans are also near impossible to understand especially those from the Deep South. But your nose runs, and your feet smell.
Everyone from Henry David Thoreau and George Carlin to Jerry Seinfeld and your regular old Joe Shmoe has something to say about the English language. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads—which aren't sweet—are meat. We take English for granted. Remove my middle letter I still sound the same what am I? But its not our fault, English is inherently snobby, and we do try. Here are 7 reasons why English is a vhery vhery funny language! An if you hear of a terrific beach, you better ask twice. There are no people quite so arrogant as people for whom English is their mother tongue.
If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn't the plural of booth be beeth? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet, And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? Let's face it -- English is a funny language. Canoodle To hug and kiss. And if that wasn't enough, I've added in a tonne of funny images to represent the majority of these words, to spice it up even more! During the Crusades, it took on a negative connotation as games with dice were associated with gambling. Does the fuzz think there was proof of blood on a wood floor? A loud row or quarrel. Q: What is Black and white and read red all over? In what kind of language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Then there are the English speakers who take pride in their language abilities and take every opportunity to butcher as many foreign languages as possible. Which one is right to have left? Let's face it, English is a crazy language.