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    what is funny about the english language?

    i see that in some way or another that there are a lot of creepy and funny things that the english language brings... i personally would want to know what makes the english so funny to you.

    i would like to start off with the basic weird things people have invented.

    i mean... who the hell invented the word hamburger??? why call it a ham burger if it has no ham?!

    or the fact that french friesweren't invented in france...

    or naming an eggplant an eggplant when it totally has no resemblace whatsoever to an egg.

    what is so blue about bluetooth???

    that is basically it... a few of the things i find odd about the english language... if you've got anything to add... you are more that welcome to. it's a way for us to see what the weird and funny things about the english language are...
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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    Quote Originally Posted by crimson View Post
    i see that in some way or another that there are a lot of creepy and funny things that the english language brings... i personally would want to know what makes the english so funny to you.

    i would like to start off with the basic weird things people have invented.

    i mean... who the hell invented the word hamburger??? why call it a ham burger if it has no ham?!

    or the fact that french friesweren't invented in france...

    or naming an eggplant an eggplant when it totally has no resemblace whatsoever to an egg.

    what is so blue about bluetooth???

    that is basically it... a few of the things i find odd about the english language... if you've got anything to add... you are more that welcome to. it's a way for us to see what the weird and funny things about the english language are...
    Lots of languages do that. Take French for instance. Their word for fish is "poison"
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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol thats funny the weird thing about english is how stupid we are too invent such dumb things like like mustard............what the f----is that supposd to mean imagin first learning the enlish language and somebody says do u like (tehe)it is do u like musturd on ur SAND-WICH!!!!!!!

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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Now a long time ago, back when I was in kindergarten, I always wondered why pancakes didn't taste like cake...

    Though speaking of eggplant, there is a variety of Chinese eggplant that produces a small white colored fruit that looks exactly like a ...

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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    The word hamburger comes from the hamstrings of the cow used to make the burger, hope that clarifies that one up lol... at least this is what I've been told and it sounds reasonable.

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    Now a long time ago, back when I was in kindergarten, I always wondered why pancakes didn't taste like cake...
    I don't know about you but I make mine taste like cakes hahaha

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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    I thinkk the english launguage is really funny because it has easy, and really difficult words in it!XD
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    Re: what is funny about the english language?

    You can't forget those words that are spelled the same, yet pronounced differently and mean different things. Like, bow and bow, lead and lead etc...

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