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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Just a poem I wanted to share with you Reply with quote

http://9gag.com/gag/a8WpAVe
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tongue twister.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easy.

Very poorly written poem though
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're missing the point :P
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
I think you're missing the point :P
Funnily enough I was having this chat with 5 Germans at the pub at the weekend. I said that English is a difficult language to learn but they said not, they all thought French was much harder
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
they all thought French was much harder
That's just the psychological pain.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
Funnily enough I was having this chat with 5 Germans at the pub at the weekend. I said that English is a difficult language to learn but they said not, they all thought French was much harder

…and they only said that because they learnt German while they were little.

They are right though, English is simple, mostly because the grammar is pretty straightforward.
Basically all the quirks and weirdnesses of the english language seem to be channeled into the spelling. And that's the point of the poem. Words that are spelled in simmilar fashion, but have nothing to do with each other pronunciation wise.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-to-forgive-yourself-being-bad-speller/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
Funnily enough I was having this chat with 5 Germans at the pub at the weekend. I said that English is a difficult language to learn but they said not, they all thought French was much harder

…and they only said that because they learnt German while they were little.

They are right though, English is simple, mostly because the grammar is pretty straightforward.
Basically all the quirks and weirdnesses of the english language seem to be channeled into the spelling. And that's the point of the poem. Words that are spelled in simmilar fashion, but have nothing to do with each other pronunciation wise.
Of course they learned German when they were little, they're German!
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