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Ancient Grammar Police: 'Oh, for cryin' out loud...you never end a sentence with a . . .'
Translating Contractor to English
'Oh great, this book's in cow.'
The Great Canadian Novel
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"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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"So, hw ws yr smmr?"
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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Tonight's English as a second language class has been cancelled,
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Berlitz guide to Scamese
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Danaelect: 'There wouldn't be so many problems if everyone spoke the same language, so I'm creating one.'
"Anti-personnel land mines pose no threat to people, Colonel. Only to personnel."
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The Rosetta Troll
"My people have seventeen words for traffic."
Despite its name, the Thesaurus was quite often at a loss for words.
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"Compost? I say it's manure, and I say the hell with it!"
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"And to your right you'll see an extremely troubled young woman who thinks she's a tour guide."
Tags:urban, urban life, urban living, city, cities, gig economy, travel, travelling, tour, tours, touring, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, on holiday, tourism, tourist, tourists, tourist trap, tourist traps, sketchy, bad tours, tour guide, guide, guides, delusion, deluded, crazy, language, speech patterns, speech, word play, play on words, city life
Tags:movie, movies, film, films, movie theater, movie theaters, movie theatre, movie theatres, cinema, cinemas, old west, wild west, western, westerns, cowboy, cowboys, rancher, ranchers, ranger, rangers, sunset, riding off, language, languages, japan, japanese, sayonara, goodbye, the end, ending, endings
"You may rush in."
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"Are these microphones, O Lord, on?"
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"We can't even agree on how cold it is."
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"Mrs. Porterhouse and her pianist have agreed to disagree."
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"I'm sorry, but I can't sell you one until you give me the correct pronunciation."
A Brief History Of The Campaign
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"Our nanny claims to speak five languages but we've been unable to verify it."