Language is a beautiful thing.

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I speak a little French, a touch of German and even less Latin… though technically I guess no one speaks Latin, we just trot it out at cocktail parties to impress people… which ironically, often has the opposite effect.

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When I was young my mother taught me a few helpful phrases in Hungarian… so if you’re ever in Budapest and need to say, Come here and kiss me? I’m your girl.

Language is a fascinating thing, but I’ve always felt sorry for people who need to learn ours…. because let’s face it, English is all over the place.

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I never thought about any of these…

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But they’re so true!

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Yup.

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English.

It’s clear as mud.

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28 thoughts on “Language is a beautiful thing.”

  1. I heard English and Japanese were the hardest to learn. When I was a kid, I created a language with my friend Chris. We called it Cree. Used to drive our parents nuts. I got banned from speaking it at the dinner table.

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  2. You mean – I’ve been spelling ghoughphtheightteeau wrong my whole life? Why has no one (including this “spell check” and every teacher I’ve ever had) taken any time to corrected me?

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  3. Love these. English is my second-ish language(I had a passing knowledge of Italian prior to moving to 🇨🇦) and I never learned the rules of grammar because why bother? For every rule there are several exceptions…. 😀

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  4. These examples are great, and sadly, just the tip of the American English iceberg of exceptions to the rules. But hey, they keep things fun and challenging, even for those of us speaking English as our first language!

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