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#48 - iareman (03/29/2013) [-]
English, mother ****** . Do you speak it?
#14 - thereasonableperso (03/29/2013) [-]
You like it like that dont you.
#16 - muffinssnuffims (03/29/2013) [-]
If the meteor eater eats the meteor before it hits the ground, does it ever become a meteorite?
#17 to #16 - youxbarstard (03/29/2013) [-]
No, it be comes a meteorate.
#18 to #17 - muffinssnuffims (03/29/2013) [-]
But I thought it had to hit the ground.

So I was thinking it'd have to wait till he pooped it out.
#20 to #18 - youxbarstard (03/29/2013) [-]
Not only did I **** my sentence, I also forgot to capitalize the pun.
#22 to #20 - muffinssnuffims (03/29/2013) [-]
I totally missed that. Sorry. Thumb for you good sir.
#23 to #22 - youxbarstard (03/29/2013) [-]
It's not one of my better ones so it's no biggie.
#102 to #18 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Technically, it did hit the ground since he was on the ground when he ate the meteor...
#53 - mooghens (03/29/2013) [-]
Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
User avatar #72 to #53 - unclaimedusername (03/29/2013) [-]
nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
User avatar #63 to #53 - vladhellsing (03/29/2013) [-]
1 meter meat meteor meat eater.
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#56 to #31 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
I do agree!
#106 to #31 - giantdonut (03/29/2013) [-]
I like it because English is like
'Yo ************ , If you don't speak it as your first language, you're gonna have a bad time'
User avatar #51 to #31 - haunterbrony (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm german. And fully agree.
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#65 to #31 - aerosol (03/29/2013) [-]
My favorite language is Spanish, but German is pretty awesome too.
User avatar #88 to #65 - pianoasis (03/29/2013) [-]
german is best

because farfenugen
#92 to #88 - aerosol (03/29/2013) [-]
I just started saying that out loud and was cracking the 			****		 up    
I think I need to log out  for a while...
I just started saying that out loud and was cracking the **** up
I think I need to log out for a while...
User avatar #104 to #31 - diroccodoodleedoo (03/29/2013) [-]
True that, I really think that English is a wonderfully expressive, yet subtle language that doesn't get enough credit simply because it is so mainstream/white. Not to talk down to other languages, of course, they all have something interesting to offer.
#46 to #31 - dashgamer (03/29/2013) [-]
It's just too bad that half the people that know it can't speak it worth a damn.
It's just too bad that half the people that know it can't speak it worth a damn.
User avatar #47 to #46 - namnori (03/29/2013) [-]
I feel you bro
#94 to #46 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
and they are the ones who live in 'murica
#1 - logickid (03/28/2013) [-]
>Saying it's not yours
>Not saying who made it.

MFW.
#11 to #1 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
xD le meeemeee arrowwwss!!! wooop !! i com frum 4chen! xDDDD

IF YOU CAN'T USE THEM FOR GREENTEXTING, DON'T USE THEM YOU RIDICULOUS FAGGOT.

I'm not even mad
#90 to #11 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
It sure looks like you're mad
#184 to #11 - logickid (03/29/2013) [-]
>CALLING ME A FAGGOT IN CAPS
>Saying "I'm not even mad".

MFW.
User avatar #13 to #1 - A Pickle (03/29/2013) [-]
"Excuse me, MA'AM?"
User avatar #73 - Blargosnarf (03/29/2013) [-]
You take every single early language that could reach the UK area, mush them all together, what do you get? One big confusing hybrid language that seems to be spreading all over. I was always confused by that, I've heard from many people that English is practically the most difficult language, yet everyone is adopting it into their cultures.
#85 to #73 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
I've actually heard English is one of the easiest languages due to its simple grammar.
User avatar #105 to #85 - subcelestial (03/29/2013) [-]
I agree with this particular statement. Personally, English is actually my fourth language, after French, Vietnamese, and Chinese. I'm now able to speak English without a pronounced French/Asian accent. My grammar is somewhat good also.
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User avatar #75 to #74 - Blargosnarf (03/29/2013) [-]
Well, I never said it was the worst, just curious how if it's difficult others would use it so much.
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User avatar #80 to #76 - tealcanaan (03/29/2013) [-]
Also all air travel is conducted in English.
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User avatar #95 - MotorstormLegend (03/29/2013) [-]
"read" rhymes with "lead", and "read" rhymes with "lead"
User avatar #138 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
English is one of the easiest languages in the world when it comes to grammar, but it is very tricky when it comes to pronunciation. When I see an English word I'm not familiar with, I often have no idea how to correctly pronounce it.

It's a bit the opposite of French. Once you're a bit familiar with the language you now how to pronounce everything but the grammar has a ******* of exceptions and exceptions on those exceptions etc.
English is my second language, French my third.
User avatar #146 to #138 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Especially the "th" is tricky. Sometimes it is pronounced as a "d" and sometimes it sounds like blowing air through your teeth.
User avatar #169 to #146 - bulbakip (03/29/2013) [-]
In english, "th" is pronounced more like a "z". "This"= "Zis", with a short "I"
User avatar #149 to #138 - makedonski (03/29/2013) [-]
I agree with what you said about French. I don't understand it at all, but I can pronounce it pretty good when I read it
User avatar #145 to #138 - ggbg (03/29/2013) [-]
Same here! :)
#121 - drewlefacetwo (03/29/2013) [-]
meat beater
#3 - johnylingo (03/29/2013) [-]
my mother is an ESL teacher.....
User avatar #4 to #3 - phoenix grinder (03/29/2013) [-]
mui picante
#103 to #4 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Muy picante.

C-
User avatar #155 - milkshakerz (03/29/2013) [-]
As much as I hate English, its complexity gives rise to some of our best humor that other languages don't have......I think.
#162 - goodolchippy (03/29/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who thought of this?
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#84 - IamSofaKingdom (03/29/2013) [-]
Bow...and arrow   
Bow....tie   
Bow...knot   
Bow...legged   
Bow....wow   
Take a bow   
bow of a ship   
a bow used to play the violin   
Bow and american actress of the 20s.
Bow...and arrow
Bow....tie
Bow...knot
Bow...legged
Bow....wow
Take a bow
bow of a ship
a bow used to play the violin
Bow and american actress of the 20s.
User avatar #89 to #84 - bogbean (03/29/2013) [-]
what the **** am I looking at
User avatar #93 to #89 - IamSofaKingdom (03/29/2013) [-]
The words or the picture. I don't know why people are upset by it. I thought it was reasonably related to the picture. The combination of letters that forms bow would be unbelievably difficult for esl students. I just didn't have the pun-like qualities like "meatier meteor".

Oh well. I won't be deleting it. Just thumbs.
#129 to #93 - tombatbass (03/29/2013) [-]
i don't understand all the hate on this, seems pretty related. . .
User avatar #199 to #129 - IamSofaKingdom (03/30/2013) [-]
I don't know. This has happened to me a few times. I even got thumbed down on my explanation. Not a single words as to why though. Maybe people were confused by it? The world may never know.
User avatar #40 - IncarceratedNinja (03/29/2013) [-]
does ESL stand for English Second Language?
#41 to #40 - mariasaturnina (03/29/2013) [-]
Yes.
User avatar #42 to #41 - IncarceratedNinja (03/29/2013) [-]
thank you
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#135 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm just glad they're trying to learn the language. ******* immigrants piss me off, especially illegal. Get the **** out of the country. Learn the language BEFORE you ******* come here and while you're at it, get rid of that accent. We speak English in America. Learn it. If I went to their country, then I'd learn their language. If I go to Germany, I'd learn German. If I go to Russia, I'd learn Russian. If you come to America, learn English
User avatar #142 to #135 - shadowhorn (03/29/2013) [-]
It doesn't always work that way. Believe it or not, some people can't afford to get a teacher or buy a language program.
#170 to #142 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
In their case stay in your own country.
User avatar #143 to #135 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Getting rid of an accent is very, very hard unless you learn the language from a young age. Most older Americans who migrated to Europe also speak with an accent.
#172 to #143 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Then stay where the **** you are.
User avatar #175 to #172 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Would you want to stay where you are:
-your life is threatened by famine, war, ethnic violence, climatic disasters etc?
-you're so poor you can't care for yourself anymore or your family but you know that in another country even the lowest wages are still a lot higher than what you earn?
-or in case of the Americans I mentioned before, you get a nice highpaying joboffer in another country?

Also if people stayed where they were, you wouldn't even been born, since almost every American decended from European migrants.
#177 to #175 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
This is awkward because I don't give a **** . They're not me, I have a pretty good life. I have no empathy for them. **** them actually completely, I don't give a **** about their life. But instead how about they try to fix their own damn country? Don't like the way things are going? Do something about it. Don't be a little bitch quitter and run from your problems. But the European thing you said, alright back then but now we need to end it. It's not the past anymore. I live in the present.
User avatar #180 to #177 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
So just because you don't like accents, people should be prohibited to move elsewhere, no matter what reason?
#181 to #180 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm man enough to admit this, the accent part was a stretch and was said hastily out of anger. I just really hate talking to someone with a thick accent, it pisses me off and makes me physically angry. I tense up and glare, I can't help it. But like I said, how about they try to fix their country instead of running from their problems.? Don't like the way things are going? Do something about it.
User avatar #183 to #181 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
You shouldn't run away from your problems either.
If you really have a problem with accents, then grow some balls and tell people with accents to back off to their own country, instead of whining on the Internet.
#186 to #183 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
I wish I could but people are too damn sensitive and i'm pretty sure i'd get kicked out of college if I told the students around campus for that. Classified as a hate crime possibly.
User avatar #188 to #186 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
So you can't even tell people you don't like their accents, and yet you expect others to be capable of solving difficult problems like poverty, violence etc in their countries.
Nice logic.
#192 to #188 - anon (03/30/2013) [-]
But the difference is I don't run away from my problems, I stay here and power through it. Unlike them who just leave.
#100 - vickyviks (03/29/2013) [-]
**** u, **** him, **** ur **** , **** ur mom, **** ur girlfriend, **** this, **** that in short u can **** everything.
That's all the english u need.
<----- (Using this ******* thing ******* twice today, must ******* be a ******* pretty ******* day)
User avatar #110 to #100 - robinwilliamson ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
What the ****
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User avatar #108 to #100 - taila (03/29/2013) [-]
edgy/10
User avatar #21 - nachobeldavid (03/29/2013) [-]
I heard English is the hardest language to learn because its all ****** up. Ten million words have the same meaning. This is why Spanish will become the new language for 'muricanos
User avatar #34 to #21 - snpeskar (03/29/2013) [-]
old norse is ******* hard, if not already having a previous knowledge of some scandinavian language.... :(
User avatar #39 to #21 - HarvietheDinkle (03/29/2013) [-]
the english language has the most words, at around 600,000.
User avatar #59 to #39 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm pretty certain we have over a million. wasn't the millionth word added to the English dictionary a few years ago?
User avatar #119 to #59 - HarvietheDinkle (03/29/2013) [-]
Depends on which words you define as english, and what you define as words (for example, are slang words officially recognized?)
User avatar #114 to #21 - bobodevetjedan (03/29/2013) [-]
It is definitely not the hardest but yes, it has a lot of homonyms.
#25 to #21 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
As I've understood the finnish language is the hardest one to learn D:
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User avatar #69 to #36 - doyouevenupload (03/29/2013) [-]
or klingon
User avatar #50 to #36 - PedosxScaryxUncle (03/29/2013) [-]
I think English is the hardest when your first language is like Spanish, German, or some form of Chinese. Likewise for English speaking people, Japanese, Chinese, or Russian are the hardest for them because of the way you have to move your tongue to pronounce the words correctly.
User avatar #64 to #50 - kutlessness (03/29/2013) [-]
English is mostly German based. We share a very similar sentence structure and set of grammar rules.

Source: Girlfriend grew up near Berlin.
User avatar #60 to #50 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm learning Japanese, and I can agree for the most part. Pronouncing things correctly isn't the problem though, that only took me a couple hours. The problems are the insane amount of grammar rules, as well as Kanji. I ******* hate Kanji.
User avatar #61 to #60 - PedosxScaryxUncle (03/29/2013) [-]
If i knew what Kanji was I would probably agree
User avatar #68 to #61 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Kanji are Chinese Characters used by the Japanese language. Japanese has 3 alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Hiragana and Katakana each have about 46 characters (plus combination characters, and the equivalent of accented characters). Here are some examples:
Hirakana ひらかな
Katakana カタカナ

Hiragana and Katakana are phonetic alphabets, meanwhile Kanji have 1 character for 1 word, with no chance of simply looking at it to know how it's pronounced. Kanji are also pronounced differently in different contexts, and have different meanings in different contexts and in combination with other characters. Examples:
Kanji 漢字
School 学校
Mother
Father
Rain
Black
Thermal Expansion 熱膨張
#77 to #68 - xhopesandfearsx (03/29/2013) [-]
I study Chinese in school, so we also learn the Kanji. Some characters are more difficult than others, but our teacher always tries to let us see the word in the character. For example the character for rain: you can almost see it as raindrops falling from a cloud. This doesn't work for every character though, but it certainly helps me remember them.
User avatar #79 to #77 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Kanji are deprived from hieroglyphics of what the words mean. I tend to us that to remember them as well. For Example, is a man wearing a rice-hat and pulling apart chopsticks.
User avatar #123 to #68 - PedosxScaryxUncle (03/29/2013) [-]
That sounds extremely hard, and i feel like my brain would explode. Are Hirakana and Katakana interchangable? Like can you make a sentence with a combination of the two? Also, is there like certain regions where they use one alphabet and not the other?
User avatar #128 to #123 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Hiragana is for writing Japanese.
Katakana is for writing languages other than Japanese (or onomatopoeia) phonetically.
#111 to #68 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
As I'm most likely going into some electronic field, Japanese will probably be the second/third language I learn. Kanji looks like ******* hell.
User avatar #118 to #111 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
also, what's that picture from? Because the text reads "Okaerinasai" (Translated: "Welcome Home") while using incorrect characters, and means nothing close to "I hope you get die"...
#122 to #118 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm not sure. It's just from my bad subs folder.
User avatar #116 to #111 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
I ******* hate kanji, and particles are a bitch too. (Particles being words like "the", "and", "are", "to", etc) Particles in Japanese have page upon page upon page of grammar rules.
User avatar #117 to #116 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
I think, unlike Spanish, it'll be easier to speak Japanese than write it. Least for me.
User avatar #120 to #117 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
It is MUCH easier to speak Japanese than read/write it. Still not easy, but easier.
User avatar #124 to #120 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Yup. Although that probably has to do with all the written grammar rules and a completely different alphabet than the roman one.
User avatar #126 to #124 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
The grammar rules still apply to being spoken, and Hiragana and Katakana are not hard to learn: it's just kanji that's the problem.
#127 to #126 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
So are those 46 characters Katakana and Hiragana combined or individually?
User avatar #132 to #127 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
oh, you meant the amount in each. There are 46 Hiragana (not including combination/accented characters) and 46 Katakana (again, not including combination/accented characters).
User avatar #133 to #132 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
So 92 in all.
#136 to #133 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Technically there are more, if you count combination/accented characters. here's a chart of all the Hiragana.
User avatar #141 to #136 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
oh yeah, if you do count all the combination/accented characters: Katakana has quite a bit more than Hiragana.
User avatar #130 to #127 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Hiragana is for writing Japanese.
Katakana is for writing languages other than Japanese (or onomatopoeia) phonetically.
User avatar #131 to #130 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
So where does Kanji come in?
User avatar #134 to #131 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Kanji is for Writing Japanese. The Japanese language has MANY words that are pronounced exactly the same, but have different meanings. They use kanji to differentiate them in writing. For example:
"Kami no kami wa kami ga *********** .", translates to "The god of hair is chewing hair."
User avatar #137 to #134 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Only thing I could think of after that is Kami-sama no Iu Toori.

So what about spacing? Because in most Japanese writing I see no spacing between words. Obviously it doesn't matter in speech, but in writing that seems confusing.
User avatar #139 to #137 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Tatami Galaxy is amazing! (Unless you were referring to the manga that has the same name as the Tatami Galaxy ED)

Japanese does not have spacing. You separate words by particles (which, again, would be words like "the", "and", "are", "to", etc in English).
#147 to #139 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
A Tatami Galaxy fan? My ***** .

Ah, I see. That always confused me. Are particles simply one syllable words?
User avatar #154 to #147 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
I was lucky, my Highschool had Japanese classes. Took 3 semesters of it in Highschool. The rest of Japanese I know is from watching ungodly amounts of subbed anime (1000+ series and counting), and a web-browser plug-in I found that's ******* amazing. It's called "Perapera-kun", and it tells you the meaning of Japanese characters when you move your mouse over them.

Also, in watching 1000+ anime, Tatami Galaxy is my 5th favorite series of all time.
User avatar #151 to #147 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
That I can remember. Wa, ga, na, ni, ka, (w)o, (h)e, no, de, to, etc
User avatar #152 to #151 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Well that at least makes it a lot simpler. I'll probably be starting Japanese as a course once I start college.
User avatar #70 to #68 - doyouevenupload (03/29/2013) [-]
what's the symbol for ****** ?

母 - ****** .
User avatar #78 to #70 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
母性交 - Kanji for "Mother" and "Intercourse" consecutively. However, if you wanted to be grammatically correct in your insult, you would use "マザーファッカー".
#156 to #60 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Since I got back into watching this...Fall, it's been my second or third favorite show. But I honestly can't pick absolute favorites.   
   
I've been taking Engineering for 6 years, and since I'm more into the digital side with computers and machines, rather than architecture and such Japanese would be a much better language than the Spanish my school currently offers.    
   
Is that for Firefox or Chrome?
Since I got back into watching this...Fall, it's been my second or third favorite show. But I honestly can't pick absolute favorites.

I've been taking Engineering for 6 years, and since I'm more into the digital side with computers and machines, rather than architecture and such Japanese would be a much better language than the Spanish my school currently offers.

Is that for Firefox or Chrome?
User avatar #157 to #156 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
I use Firefox, but Perapera-kun is also for Chrome.

My top 5 favorite anime in order are:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Bakemonogatari
Fate/Zero
Spice and Wolf
Tatami Galaxy
#160 to #157 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Seen all of those except Spice and Wolf, which I'm about to start as Maoyuu finished and I didn't really like that, and I've heard Spice and Wolf was much better. Just finished Fate/Stay Night's Fate route last night.

I guess these are most of my favorites, but I honestly switch out two or three of them in my mind every week.
User avatar #165 to #160 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Fate/Zero is the prequel to Fate/Stay Night: you know that right? Also, Fate/Zero is MUCH better than Fate/Stay Night: in all aspects.

Spice and Wolf is amazing. Maoyuu is pretty good, but no where near as good as Spice and Wolf.
#167 to #165 - yusay (03/29/2013) [-]
Yup, I already knew that. Going to start UBW route tonight, finish up a few shows and eventually start the anime adaptation and the UBW movie, then rewatch Fate/Zero.

That picture needs to be updated and I'd probably put Zero in there instead of some other show, not sure which. Oh, and the other TypeMoon ufotable adaptations, like finishing the KnK movies. Gotta do that.
User avatar #96 to #21 - nachobeldavid (03/29/2013) [-]
OH **** , I PUT MY OPINION ON FJ AND NOW I'M LOSING RANKS.. NOOOOOooooOOOooooOooooOoooooooOoo......
#33 to #21 - rotucex (03/29/2013) [-]
No, english is not the hardest laungage.
Try learning polish grammar. I dare you
User avatar #45 to #33 - animedudej (03/29/2013) [-]
norwegian is not that hard but you will get shat on if you're dialect is diferent

the other day i got stuck on a dialect that originates in Bergen and my friends shat all over me... needless to say it was not a fun day and they still kind of pick on me for it
#30 to #21 - teightyecho ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
That's true, English does have a 			****		 load of words. But it also makes it more interesting because we can say one thing in many different ways.    
   
Spanish won't become #1 for two reasons:   
1-Even though English has a ton of words and 			******		 up spelling rules, other languages have tons of tenses and genders for each word.    
   
2- 'Muricans don't learn new languages.    
   
What's more likely is that some Spanish will be absorbed into English.    
   
Gif is you.
That's true, English does have a **** load of words. But it also makes it more interesting because we can say one thing in many different ways.

Spanish won't become #1 for two reasons:
1-Even though English has a ton of words and ****** up spelling rules, other languages have tons of tenses and genders for each word.

2- 'Muricans don't learn new languages.

What's more likely is that some Spanish will be absorbed into English.

Gif is you.
User avatar #101 to #30 - doughboyfreshcak (03/29/2013) [-]
yeah, depending which side of the U.S. you are from you will learn french, German, Spanish, and ASL. so, we speak and learn a **** load of languages, mostly because we are so diverse in languages and culture that be have to learn it so we can understand each other. like the other day i was at a store up on in an air force base in Utah(i live here), and i heard the people there speaking German. but i do agree, English does have more words to better explain your self, while Spanish is just too simple to explain things whatever you may be explaining that would need complex words.
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