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Angry Frenchman Has Twitter Tantrum Over Fish Finger Croissant Sandwich

I doubt that fish sticks, or (as the Brits refer to them) fish fingers are considered a delicacy anywhere in the world. The flaccid food reminds me of sad nights growing up with a mom who hated cooking. Paired with a glass of whole milk, fish sticks are the stuff of my epicurean nightmares. In some places, however, a fish finger is begging to be lovingly placed in a sandwich and enjoyed as comfort food. Okay, some places = England. While the United Kingdom may not be known for imaginative cuisi…
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A compilation of memes about reading and books for readers

Good Book Memes For Lifelong Readers

I'm sure we've all heard the same line over and over again from non-readers: “I just don't have time to read.” The fundamental misunderstanding they h
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Literature Memes For Recovering Percy Jackson Kids

“What are you reading right now?” is one of the scariest questions an intellectual hot person can ask you. It's a question more loaded than a baked potato because there is a correct and incorrect answer to it.
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A compilation of memes about language, linguistics, and language learning

Language Memes For Linguists Screaming At Their Duolingo App

Learning languages is hard, especially if you're not getting the whole immersion experience. I feel your pain for those of us who have spent hours in a classroom trying desperately to understand what the teacher is saying in French or Spanish . Some lucky people have caught the language-learning bug, whether it be through traveling, Duolingo, or even growing up in a multilingual household, and I love that for them. As a former college student with a linguistics minor, I loved how linguistics as…
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A compilation of memes about literature for literary readers who love to read books

Literature Memes For Real Readers

As a former English major, I feel like I can easily scope out a “fake fan” of literature. I don't care to do so on a regular basis because I have a life, but put a so-called bookworm in front of me and I can scope out their vibe easily in less than a minute.
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A compilation of images with hilarious spelling errors

Hilarious Spelling Fails That Prove The Power of Proofreading

It's easy to write something and never go back to edit it. After all, there are only so many hours in a day to get things done, and in many jobs, if you throw something onto the page, often nobody will clock your errors. No matter your job, it's usually a good idea to know how to spell, and if you don't, it's a good idea to have someone who can spell-check your work. Our brains aren't necessarily wired to pick up on spelling errors immediately, especially when we're reading something quickly. L…
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A Twitter thread of people discussion which colors they associate with which subject in school

People Debate Which Color Folder Correlates To Which Subjects in School

When you're in high school, you have very little freedom. One of the few choices you can make for yourself is which trapper keeper you get from Staples. This is a critical decision, as that multiuse binder won't break for at least three years, so you better make the right choice. The question of “which binder color should I choose for which subject” was never one that phased me. I simply picked the binders with the prettiest colors and chose which subjects they were for based on ambiguous vibes…
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A compilation of strange British photos and memes

Bloody Brilliant British Images

British people get a lot of slack from Americans online. They get roasted for their teeth, food , and accents in ways that nearly always come off as hacky. Like we get it, Brits put peas and beans on foods that are largely incomprehensible to the Yankee mind and stomach, but can we let it rest? British culture through the American lens can lean somewhat limited. Personally, my primary outlets for learning about British culture have been heavily influenced by memes and internet pop culture: Harr…
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British Girl Beats the Big Heatwave by Pretending to Be the “Freezer Inspector” for the Frozen Food Aisle at a Grocery Store

British Girl Beats the Big Heatwave by Pretending to Be the “Freezer Inspector” for the Frozen Food Aisle at a Grocery Store

They seemed to buy it too…
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A list of funny shirts with translation errors

15 Shirts With Hilarious Translation Errors

You've all heard the stories of English speakers getting tattoos of phrases in languages they don't speak. They try to get something inspirational or beautiful tattooed on an extremely visible body part only to discover later that what their tattoo really said was either something random or humiliating. Either way, it was not what they asked for. Although this is still happening today, this trend in the tattoo world was huge in the 90s and 2000s and will never fully go away. Although this pheno…
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A list of funny Duolingo sentences.

Weird Duolingo Sentences To Stimulate Your Broca's Area

Language acquisition is not known to be quickly accomplishable or straightforward. Most of us spend four years in a high school classroom fruitlessly trying to learn French, Spanish, or German, to completely forget everything we've learned in the weeks after graduating. I even took three semesters of Russian language courses in college, which may or may not have been because my favorite comedian at the time was a fluent Russian-speaking drag queen. For monolingual divas like me, foreign languag…
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Article about a Canadian Tim Hortons Manager who demands employees only speak English.

Rude Boss Forbids Employees From Speaking Non-English Languages

Linguistic diversity is something that is not always praised in the workplace. Being bilingual is often seen as a boon for white-collar workers who know languages with reputations of being cosmopolitan or good to know for business. On the flip side, bilingual service workers tend to be perceived as being less intelligent when speaking in their native language.
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Proofreader Offers Useful Mnemonic Devices for Demystifying Words That Are Confusingly Similar

Bear with me, but does one bear it all or bare it all? And speaking of bears, if a bear pays me a compliment, can I complement his compliment with a compliment? Or would that negatively affect the intended effect? The English language is full of cruel tricks. There are many examples of English words that have totally different meanings and yet are nearly the same, sometimes only distinguished by a single letter. Proofreader @chronicleflask recently tried to demystify the English language in an…
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Suspicious “Quotes” That Give Words A New Meaning

Very "funny"
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Student Despairs At Entertaining English Final Presentation

It's succinct
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Funny Facebook posts that demonstrate how strange translations from English into other languages can be | English: Monday Polish: English: stop this Polish: The Day After The Day You Do Nothing On 9

Literal Translations That Prove Language Is Illogical

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