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Danaelect: 'There wouldn't be so many problems if everyone spoke the same language, so I'm creating one.'
"My people have seventeen words for traffic."
In China, Alphabet Soup can be a choking hazard.
Let's learn English.
"I think Italian is spoken in Heaven and Dutch is spoken in Hell."
'Its all Greek to me.'
"He's pretty good at rote categorization and single-object relational tasks, but he's not so hot at differentiating between representational and associational signs, and he's very weak on syntax."
'It must be nice to be bilingual.'
"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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"Oh, vowels are so 2019!"
Tags:vowel, vowels, spelling, spellings, out of fashion, acronym, acronyms, shorthand, out-of-fashion, fashion, fashions, fad, fads, trend, trends, language trend, language trends, linguist, lingusits, linguistics, etymology, etymologist, etymologists, workplace, sign, signs, directions, out of date, old fashioned
"Midnight already? Zounds! My wife will heap contumely upon my head!"
Tags:ye olde pub, ye olde bar, ye olde, language, linguist, linguists, linguistic change, linguistic changes, speech, speeches, archaic, late, get home late, getting home late, wife, wives, pub, pubs, bar, bars, bartender, bartenders, bartending, late for dinner, tardy, tardiness, run late, runs late, running late, insult, insults, insulting, yell, yells, yelling, shout, shouts, shouting, in trouble, getting in trouble
'Ahhr, he must be French... he's thanking us!'
"When are people going to stop speaking every sentence like it's a question?"
"Bonjour, mon amour - forgive my English, but I should like to spread you all over myself."
'I say to hell with it. If it can't be said in English, it ain't worth saying at all.'
"I'm not wasting this year. I'm learning Catalan."
"Mow lawn, take out garbage, water plants, weed garden."
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'Avez-vous French toast?'
"She's exceptionally fluent in body as a second language."
Tags:body language, non-verbal communication, non-verbal communications, fluent, fluency, linguist, linguists, language, languages, translation, translations, second language, second languages, communication, communications, flirtation, flirtations, flirtatious, flirt, flirts, communication, communications, communicating
'I like it. It's catchy and easy to remember.'
'Did anyone tell her we're from another planet?'
'It seems the only tense I know in Swahili is the imperfect tense.'
Language purists bring correctness to a whole new level, forcing a name change for Ireland's most famous band.
'Do you speak English?'