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July 08 2015

a hilarious joke

wingscanspeak:

spookweedeveryday:

tanku:

three cats are competing in a race. there’s an american cat named “one two three”, a german cat named “ein zwei drei”, and a french cat named “un deux trois”. the cats all swim across a lake. the american cat finishes first, the german cat finishes second, but the french cat is nowhere to be found.

why?

because the un deux trois quatre cinq

IM LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS JOKE IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND IT I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU 

EXPLAIN

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June 21 2015

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melaninboy:

theonlyleftydesk:

melaninboy:

hishighnessjt:

melaninboy:

FUCKING PREACH TO ME, LET THESE [WHITE] FOLKS KNOW WHERE THEY ‘SLANG’ CAME FROM!!!!!

I’m actually writing a research paper on this

Let me know how it goes bro I really wouldn’t mind reading it hishighnessjt

Calling each other “man” originated in the Harlem Renaissance when black musicians, tired of white men always calling them “boy” started calling each OTHER “man”.

As in: “Hey, man, how you doin’?”

Of course, our modern stereotype for the person who says “man” a lot is a white hippie with long hair or a white beatnik in a turtleneck and beret–a look (and movement) that white people stole wholecloth from black people.

“Cool” is another slang word black people created, but I don’t recall the date this one was coined, only that it was always in another phrase that has since been dropped–“cool cat”, as in, a man who is always level-headed, and very suave. ‘Cool’ has since come to be a stand-in word for an aesthetic or overarching style with ephemeral, impossible-to-overtly-state qualities of allure and fascination. Yes, we invented that, too. We invented that word. We gave a definition to the inexplicable sensation of awe some people are able to inspire in others by sheer style.

Unfortunately the word “cool” has also been stolen and our stereotype of a person who uses it a lot is a white boy with a skateboard or surfboard…

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!

June 08 2015

Japanese Vocab: Fruits

hopelessbaka:

いちご (ichigo) - strawberry
みかん (mikan)  - orange
すいか(suika) - watermelon
バナナ(banana) - banana
りんご(ringo) - apple
メロン (meron) - melon
パイナップル (painappuru) - pineapple
レモン (remon) - lemon
ぶどう(budou) - grapes
なし(nashi) - pear
もも(momo) - peach
さくらんぼ(sakuranbo) - cherry
すもも(sumomo) - plum

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June 07 2015

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presspitaryan:

THIS IS THE MOST COMPELLING ARGUMENT IVE HEARD OKAY IM SATISFIED NOW YOU GOT IT

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June 03 2015

the-average-gatsby:

theactorsjourney:

aw-blog-no:

Imagine the Avengers getting hit with some sort of spell that makes them revert to their first language

and everyone expects to be unable to understand Natasha’s Russian or Thor’s Norse (Allspeak is great but it isn’t his first language according to the spell)

but then Steve starts spouting Irish, because he grew up speaking English in public but his immigrant mother taught him her own language first

Tony speaks either Spanish or Italian, because that’s what his first nannies spoke

and the spell considers ASL a language just as much as any spoken language, so Clint is just signing and making faces at people

and Bruce is just very confused (“Why do you expect me to be speaking a different language? I’m from Ohio.”)

The Vision flying around screaming “ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ONE ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ONE ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE”

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A+ for the effort you put in

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June 02 2015

thatsridicarus

May 24 2015

Things French parents say to their kids

nope-not-true:

When we forget to turn off a light:
C’est pas Versailles ici !
Hey, we’re not in Versailles !

When we stand between them and something they want to see:
Et ton père, il est vitrier ?
Is your father a glazier?


nous-les-cancres:

When you are hungry but the dinner is not ready yet

Ben mange ta main et garde l’autre pour demain !
Well, eat your hand and save the other one for tomorrow !

jadisjavaisuncoeur:

What’s for dinner ?
Des caillous.
Pebbles.

When you lie too obviously :
Et mon cul c’est du poulet.
And my ass is made of chicken.

ewnor:

When you are in a bad mood :
Mange des carottes, ça rend aimable.
Eat some carrots, you’ll be nicer

When you are throwing a tantrum :
Pleure un coup, tu pisseras moins.
Go on and cry, you’ll piss less.

ambrena:

And the world wonders why we are so sassy.

----

jaimetalangue:

languagethings:

serre-la-lumiere:

perfectlysporadiccycle:

welcome to the French language where tantôt means “earlier” AND “later”

And where tiédir means “to cool off” and “to warm up”

also when I found out  that tout à l'heure can mean both ‘a moment ago’ and ‘in a moment’. 

I’d add that tantôt and tout à l’heure are pretty synonyms? but Belgian people use tantôt all the time whereas the French use tout à l’heure (it’s not 100% acurate but it reflects my French language experience so far haha)

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May 17 2015

thatsridicarus
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shlart:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeyesx:

ic-ar-us:

A little presentation on why white people cant say nigga

I’d just like to add that it is not just white people who can’t use the word, it is anyone who is not black. There is a lot of anti-blackness among non-black PoC, don’t let them get away with it.

^


May 16 2015

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otakufreak40:

viola-roadkill:

I laughed when I saw this fact but stopped when I saw the explanation…Turkey gained independence when the Ottoman Empire broke up and the new president decreed that Turkish would now be written with the Latin alphabet instead of the Arabic one.  Well that would cause problems enough, but breaking ties with the old empire wasn’t the only reason.

Kemal Atatürk wanted to force Turkey’s minorities to assimilate, and of course one good way to do this is through oppression of languages.  The Kurds were the most hard-hit - fully 20% of the population spoke Kurdish.  Q, W and X were outlawed and several new characters added to fit the Latin alphabet perfectly around the Turkish language - and make it more difficult to write in any other ones.

I’m gonna be perfectly honest here: Turkey isn’t exactly the biggest fan of minority languages. Apparently Article 42 of the Turkish constitution is:

No language other than Turkish shall be taught as a mother tongue to Turkish citizens at any institutions of training or education. Foreign languages to be taught in institutions of training and education and the rules to be followed by schools conducting training and education in a foreign language shall be determined by law. The provisions of international treaties are reserved.

Yeah.


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May 11 2015

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useless-swedenfacts:

swenglish humor. bro means bridge in swedish.

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April 27 2015

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I found out from my dad that the word "cangkir" (Indonesian for "cup) is Javanese in origin, and it's actually a short form of something that explains everything.

April 10 2015

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more language exchange sessions with Tina. we covered topics regarding bats, necklaces, teacups & socks

here’s a screenshot earlier of Tina trying google translate, translating a Malay song title into English

March 22 2015

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more language exchange with Tina~
and here's the thing with hippos and rhinos: Malays call them badak sumbu & badak air respectively; Indonesians only call rhinos badak and we call hippos kuda nil, literally meaning Nile horse. And there's the random plotline for a children's storybook about a hippo named Nile who wants to be a horse XD

March 20 2015

thatsridicarus

mostlycatsmostly:

theparadoxmachine:

alanahikarichan:

hideousblob:

mostlycatsmostly:

Raising Kittens

(via Valerija S. Vlasov)

dsfklsajflsjfdlk that’s the german word for kittens?

katzenkinder?

literally: “cat children”

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ;w;

ISN’T GERMAN A CUTE LANGUAGE

DO YOU KNOW THE GERMAN WORD FOR BAT

IT’S FLEDERMAUS

FLUTTER-MOUSE

HOW IS THAT NOT JUST KAWAII AS HECK

My favorite is their word for bagpipes.

DUDELSACK

doodle sack

seriously

But then their word for skull is Totenkopf, as in Death’s Head. 

So German basically has two settings, kawaii and metal, and there is no in between. 

I love German.

Reposting for the German lesson.

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February 03 2015

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worldwidewoman:

astroasteria:

the signs & untranslatable words

this is the only one that’s real

January 14 2015

quasigeostrophy:

gh0stl33:

lonelyhumanoid:

destroy the “german is a scary language” stereotype 2k15

it’s actually a really cute language and kinda funny sometimes like
guinea pig in german literally means “little sea pig” and turtle means “armor toad”
and then instead of saying what’s your name they ask you “how are you called”

And “How much clock is it?”

January 13 2015

thatsridicarus

How the World Laughs on the Web

  • English – “hahaha”, “LOL”
  • Spanish – “jajaja”
  • Arabic – “ههههه” (“hhhhh” – Arabic doesn’t write short vowels, so that could be read as “hahahahaha”)
  • Thai – “55555″ (“5″ in Thai is pronounced “ha”)
  • French – “hahaha”, “héhéhé”
  • Russian – “хахаха” (“hahaha”), “бгггггг” (“bgggg”), “гггггг” (“gggggg”), “олололо” (“olololo”)
  • Ukrainian – “бгггггг” (“bhhhh”), “гггггг” (“hhhhhh”)
  • Catalan – “hahaha”
  • Portuguese – “hahaha”, “hashuashuashuashua”, “rá!”, “kkkkk”, “rsrsrs”
  • Korean – “ㅋㅋ” (“kk”), “ㅎㅎㅎ” (“hhh”)
  • Japanese – “wwww”, “ふふふ” (“huhuhu”)
  • Mandarin – “哈哈哈哈哈” (“hahahahaha”), “呵呵呵呵呵” (“hehehehehe”)
  • Indonesian – “wkwkwkwk”
  • Swedish – “hahaha”, “hehehe”, “hihihi”
  • Norwegian – “hæhæhæ”, “høhøhø”
  • Vietnamese – “hihihi”
(Source: voxy.com)
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December 02 2014

thatsridicarus

pilgrimkitty:

unbucaneve:

jenesaispourquoi:

professorsparklepants:

Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES?

the prof asks the important questions.

Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it ‘spooze’ in my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD, GODDAMMIT!!!

Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.

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November 24 2014

thatsridicarus

counterpunches:

hetagarnet:

qichi:

linguisticsyall:

Where does your tongue stay when you’re not speaking? If you’re an English-speaker, it’s behind the top front teeth. If you’re a Russian-speaker, it’s on the bottom of your mouth, lying flat.

#what #for real

I JUST FREAKING CONSCIOUSLY CHECKED AND TRIED TO MAKE IT LAY FLAT BUT NO, IT’S SERIOUSLY AT THE TOP OF MY MOUTH. I DON’T LIKE THIS

 

what if my teeth rows overlap, like i have my top teeth in front of my bottom teeth?

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November 22 2014

thatsridicarus

Here’s some Finnish for you!

smiletattoo:

aeklavinraa:

Anna palaa! = Go for it!

Anna palaa! = Anna is returning!

Anna palaa! = Anna is burning! 

Anna pala. = Give me a piece. 

Anna palaa! = Let it burn!

I'm imagining the different intonations needed to say these different sentences
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