Now it's somehow my fault - Page 4




 
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Now it's somehow my fault
 
April 19th, 2012  
42RM
 
Now it's somehow my fault
Weird German!

Der Mucke*uck (*=F)
Der Spargeltarzan

what the ? who comes up with words like that?
April 19th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Der Alte
Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

After a number of injections my jaw got number.

And there is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.


I can understand your predicament, Opa...

English can be a rather "terrfying" language to learn. But I would say that nowadays English would the language of commerce, air and naval traffic communication, etc... Would need a BIG asylum to intern all of us, Opa...

Like I said, not a language you can master quickly...like this poor chap below:
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April 19th, 2012  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
I have a friend who teaches English to international students. He once told me that English is an easy language to learn but a difficult language to master.

When you have words such as cleave having two meanings that are in fact opposite each other, it just confuses the issue.
Cleave: To split with or as if with a sharp instrument.
and also: To adhere, cling, or stick fast.
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Now it's somehow my fault
April 20th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinTheCynic
I have a friend who teaches English to international students. He once told me that English is an easy language to learn but a difficult language to master.

When you have words such as cleave having two meanings that are in fact opposite each other, it just confuses the issue.
Cleave: To split with or as if with a sharp instrument.
and also: To adhere, cling, or stick fast.
At first, I thought I saw the word cleavage..... sorry
April 20th, 2012  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper2007
At first, I thought I saw the word cleavage..... sorry
Well I believe the word cleavage is derived from cleave so you're not too far wrong
April 20th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinTheCynic
Well I believe the word cleavage is derived from cleave so you're not too far wrong
Ahhh, thank you for your tolerance.
April 20th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
What happens if one was an NCO and is now an officer...? Lost and found at the same time perhaps?
April 20th, 2012  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
What happens if one was an NCO and is now an officer...? Lost and found at the same time perhaps?
The process of transformation from simple life forms to more complex life forms.

The theory of evolution - simply!
April 20th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
The process of transformation from simple life forms to more complex life forms.

The theory of evolution - simply!

I KNEW IT! It is all suddenly so clear! You sir, are a genious!
April 21st, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
I KNEW IT! It is all suddenly so clear! You sir, are a genious!
Cannot disagree with that!
 


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