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Re: English is really funny

#61 Post by Sapphi » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:09 pm

Taleweaver wrote: *edit* Did we already play the "place the commas and inverted commas" game?

Had Had had had had Had would not have had had had where Had had had.
O_O You're kidding, right?
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Re: English is really funny

#62 Post by ririruetoo » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:25 pm

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Re: English is really funny

#63 Post by Taleweaver » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:16 am

Sapphi wrote:
Taleweaver wrote: *edit* Did we already play the "place the commas and inverted commas" game?

Had Had had had had Had would not have had had had where Had had had.
O_O You're kidding, right?
No, I'm not :)

I'm giving you a hint: The sentence is about two guys named Hadrian, "Had" for short.
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Re: English is really funny

#64 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:01 am

The repeating "had"s makes me dizzy O_o

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Re: English is really funny

#65 Post by Veniae » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:16 am

Had Had had 'had had', Had would not have had 'had had' where Had had 'had'.

If Hadrian had 'had had', Hadrian would not have had 'had had' where Hadrian had 'had'.
? xD

That was confusing. I forgot the meaning of 'had' and stared at it like it was Gibberish. Funny feeling.

I know one of these in German: Wenn fliegen hinter fliegen fliegen fliegen fliegen fliegen nach.

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#66 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:26 am

Heeeey, "hadhad" in Filipino means some kind of fungal skin disease... XD

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#67 Post by Avaible » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:29 am

I second Veniae's solution.

And the 'fliegen fliegen etc' is not nearly as difficult.
For anyone wondering:
"Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen fliegen Fliegen Fliegen nach."
"When flies fly behind flies, flies fly behind flies."

German has many of those:
"Der Leutnant von Leuten befahl seinen Leuten nicht eher zu läuten, bis der Leutnant von Leuten seinen Leuten das Läuten befahl."
Leuten, läuten have the same pronounciation which is similiar to that of Leutnant. And Leuten is used with two meanings in this sentence.

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Re: English is really funny

#68 Post by Taleweaver » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:01 am

Veniae wrote:
Had Had had 'had had', Had would not have had 'had had' where Had had 'had'.

If Hadrian had 'had had', Hadrian would not have had 'had had' where Hadrian had 'had'.
Perfect!

Oh, something funny in English again.

"Time flies." - "I can't. They're too fast for my stopwatch."
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#69 Post by Veniae » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:37 am

Yay! xD

And LOL at the "time flies" thing. It's really good. :D

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Re: English is really funny

#70 Post by Wright1000 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:56 am

It the people of Turkey are called Turks, why aren't the people of Germany called Germs?
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Re: English is really funny

#71 Post by Mocha07734 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:03 am

Ah~
The had had had had had... thing.
I personally like this on more.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
8D

Now try to make sense from that!

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Re: English is really funny

#72 Post by Applegate » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:22 am

I think this is one of the traditional English jokes:

Once upon a time, there were four people; their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody. Whenever there was an important job to be done, Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.

So, consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done in the first place.

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Re: English is really funny

#73 Post by Wright1000 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:26 am

Mocha07734 wrote: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Now try to make sense from that!
It's not that hard.
The buffalo from Buffalo who is bullied by other buffaloes from Buffalo bullied a buffalo from Buffalo.
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Re: English is really funny

#74 Post by Sapphi » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:33 am

Aw man, I don't even understand the solution to the had thing. Those kinds of puzzles hurt my brain. >O<
Wright1000 wrote:It the people of Turkey are called Turks, why aren't the people of Germany called Germs?
:lol: I used to wonder stuff like that as a kid. I was also very perplexed by English terms for baby animals. Baby dogs and baby wolves are pups, but so are baby squirrels. Baby domestic cats are kittens, but baby lions are cubs. And sometimes baby wolves are referred to as cubs too. Baby foxes aren't pups, kittens, or cubs, they're kits. What the heck?
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Re: English is really funny

#75 Post by HigurashiKira » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:31 pm

Fun Fact:
Modern English is the bastard child of Germanic and Latin.
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