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#16 - muffinssnuffims
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(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 ONLINE
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No, it be comes a meteorate.
#18 to #17 - muffinssnuffims
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(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 ONLINE
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Not only did I **** my sentence, I also forgot to capitalize the pun.
#22 to #20 - muffinssnuffims
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(03/29/2013) [-]
I totally missed that. Sorry. Thumb for you good sir.
#23 to #22 - youxbarstard ONLINE
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(03/29/2013) [-]
It's not one of my better ones so it's no biggie.
#102 to #18 - anon
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Technically, it did hit the ground since he was on the ground when he ate the meteor...
#99 to #17 - lamarisagoodname
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Flawless
#81 - spyderabyte
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#1 - logickid
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(03/28/2013) [-]
>Saying it's not yours
>Not saying who made it.

MFW.
#11 to #1 - anon
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(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
#184 to #11 - logickid
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(03/29/2013) [-]
>CALLING ME A FAGGOT IN CAPS
>Saying "I'm not even mad".

MFW.
#90 to #11 - anon
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(03/29/2013) [-]
It sure looks like you're mad
#112 to #1 - sweateagle
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#13 to #1 - A Pickle
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(03/29/2013) [-]
"Excuse me, MA'AM?"
#48 - iareman
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(03/29/2013) [-]
English, mother ******. Do you speak it?
#14 - thereasonableperso
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(03/29/2013) [-]
You like it like that dont you.
#21 - nachobeldavid
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(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
#39 to #21 - HarvietheDinkle
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(03/29/2013) [-]
the english language has the most words, at around 600,000.
#59 to #39 - Nihatclodra
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(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?
#119 to #59 - HarvietheDinkle
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Depends on which words you define as english, and what you define as words (for example, are slang words officially recognized?)
#25 to #21 - anon
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(03/29/2013) [-]
As I've understood the finnish language is the hardest one to learn D:
#34 to #21 - snpeskar
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(03/29/2013) [-]
old norse is ******* hard, if not already having a previous knowledge of some scandinavian language.... :(
#114 to #21 - bobodevetjedan
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(03/29/2013) [-]
It is definitely not the hardest but yes, it has a lot of homonyms.
#36 to #21 - thuntking **User deleted account**
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#69 to #36 - doyouevenupload
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(03/29/2013) [-]
or klingon
#50 to #36 - PedosxScaryxUncle
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(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.
#64 to #50 - kutlessness [OP]
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(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.
#60 to #50 - Nihatclodra
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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.
#61 to #60 - PedosxScaryxUncle
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If i knew what Kanji was I would probably agree
#68 to #61 - Nihatclodra
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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
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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.
#79 to #77 - Nihatclodra
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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.
#123 to #68 - PedosxScaryxUncle
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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?
#128 to #123 - Nihatclodra
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Hiragana is for writing Japanese.
Katakana is for writing languages other than Japanese (or onomatopoeia) phonetically.
#111 to #68 - yusay
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As I'm most likely going into some electronic field, Japanese will probably be the second/third language I learn. Kanji looks like ******* hell.
#118 to #111 - Nihatclodra
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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
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(03/29/2013) [-]
I'm not sure. It's just from my bad subs folder.
#116 to #111 - Nihatclodra
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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.
#117 to #116 - yusay
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I think, unlike Spanish, it'll be easier to speak Japanese than write it. Least for me.
#120 to #117 - Nihatclodra
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It is MUCH easier to speak Japanese than read/write it. Still not easy, but easier.
#124 to #120 - yusay
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Yup. Although that probably has to do with all the written grammar rules and a completely different alphabet than the roman one.
#126 to #124 - Nihatclodra
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(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
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So are those 46 characters Katakana and Hiragana combined or individually?
#132 to #127 - Nihatclodra
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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).
#133 to #132 - yusay
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(03/29/2013) [-]
So 92 in all.
#136 to #133 - Nihatclodra
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Technically there are more, if you count combination/accented characters. here's a chart of all the Hiragana.
#141 to #136 - Nihatclodra
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(03/29/2013) [-]
oh yeah, if you do count all the combination/accented characters: Katakana has quite a bit more than Hiragana.
#130 to #127 - Nihatclodra
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(03/29/2013) [-]
Hiragana is for writing Japanese.
Katakana is for writing languages other than Japanese (or onomatopoeia) phonetically.
#131 to #130 - yusay
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(03/29/2013) [-]
So where does Kanji come in?
#134 to #131 - Nihatclodra
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(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."
#137 to #134 - yusay
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(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.
#139 to #137 - Nihatclodra
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(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
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A Tatami Galaxy fan? My *****.

Ah, I see. That always confused me. Are particles simply one syllable words?
#154 to #147 - Nihatclodra
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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.
#151 to #147 - Nihatclodra
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That I can remember. Wa, ga, na, ni, ka, (w)o, (h)e, no, de, to, etc
#152 to #151 - yusay
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Well that at least makes it a lot simpler. I'll probably be starting Japanese as a course once I start college.
#70 to #68 - doyouevenupload
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(03/29/2013) [-]
what's the symbol for ******?

母 - ******.
#78 to #70 - Nihatclodra
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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
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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?
#157 to #156 - Nihatclodra
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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
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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.
#165 to #160 - Nihatclodra
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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
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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.
#96 to #21 - nachobeldavid
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(03/29/2013) [-]
OH ****, I PUT MY OPINION ON FJ AND NOW I'M LOSING RANKS.. NOOOOOooooOOOooooOooooOoooooooOoo......
#33 to #21 - rotucex
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(03/29/2013) [-]
No, english is not the hardest laungage.
Try learning polish grammar. I dare you
#45 to #33 - animedudej
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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
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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.
#101 to #30 - doughboyfreshcak
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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.
#53 - mooghens
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Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
#72 to #53 - unclaimedusername
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nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
#63 to #53 - vladhellsing
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1 meter meat meteor meat eater.
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#56 to #31 - anon
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I do agree!
#106 to #31 - giantdonut
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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'
#51 to #31 - haunterbrony
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I'm german. And fully agree.
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#65 to #31 - aerosol
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My favorite language is Spanish, but German is pretty awesome too.
#88 to #65 - pianoasis
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german is best

because farfenugen
#92 to #88 - aerosol
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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...
#104 to #31 - diroccodoodleedoo
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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
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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.
#47 to #46 - namnori
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I feel you bro
#94 to #46 - anon
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and they are the ones who live in 'murica
#73 - Blargosnarf
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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
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I've actually heard English is one of the easiest languages due to its simple grammar.
#105 to #85 - subcelestial
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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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#75 to #74 - Blargosnarf
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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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#80 to #76 - tealcanaan
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Also all air travel is conducted in English.
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#9 - dildoes
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That's actually a meteorite, you retarded ****.
#15 to #9 - anon
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Its only a meteorite after it's hit the ground, you retarded ****.
#37 to #15 - saladtongsofdeath
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and if he eats it before it hits the ground, it'll turn into a meteorate
#82 to #37 - wopwop
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Did you really just copy the top comment. Nice.
#97 to #82 - saladtongsofdeath
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oh wow, lol, cant believe someone else came up with that, but you got to admit it...that pun was just begging to be made
#71 to #37 - doyouevenupload
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nice one.
nice one.
#44 to #37 - pooplol
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#19 to #9 - nachobeldavid
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Fail.
#67 to #9 - giygasman
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#91 to #9 - bogbean
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#10 to #9 - wodahs
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A meteorite is on the ground.
#12 to #9 - hysteriaward
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that's hardly common knowledge so how can he be considered a retard if he doesn't know the difference
#24 to #12 - cameronisepic
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Did he not pass grade 9?
#26 to #24 - hysteriaward
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well the English curriculum must be different than, what can presume is, the american curriculum
#27 to #26 - cameronisepic
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Canadian. and we learn it earlier it's just that that is the year you actually get tested on it i guess.
#28 to #27 - hysteriaward
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well i don't want to say outright that it wasn't covered in our curriculum, but i certainly don't remember it, hardly something worth learning really, don't come across many meteorite to be honest
#29 to #28 - cameronisepic
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My teacher told our class that we learned it for the sake of an argument basically.