|Smellvin - 2010-02-07 |
I'm curious: how many other people voted this video up just because they thought the woman speaking was kind of hot in a librarian sort of way?
I'm going to kiss her-No, I don't know... I'm embarrassed.
I have crazy taste in women, but i felt she was average at best.
|Camonk - 2010-02-07 |
This is a fine, and she's not wrong. And sure she's kind of cute.
But English isn't screwed up, you faggots. Most of the things people call "irregularities" in English are perfectly systematic. Jesus.
Luckily, she never says English is screwed up.
Of course it doesn't, cause it's some bint on a dictionary's website.
Aside from that, even the nearly perfectly-wrong Noam Chomsky thinks that English orthography is very near the ideal system. It just gets my goat when people are all Oh English is a whore English is screwed up.
I've never really thought of languages as something to be judged or not based on, well, I don't know really. It's like saying that the whale is screwed up, or anything else that evolved over time from something else. It doesn't seem like a fair assessment. I didn't know English had a design goal that it failed to meet.
It's only screwed up if you think "I before E" is some sort of english rule.
you'd have to be pretty fucking stupid to call chomsky "near-perfectly wrong" or even to use that phrase
|MrBuddy - 2010-02-07 |
Weird, that doesn't even rhyme.
|HankFinch - 2010-02-07 |
Ah, but English IS screwed up, and you too are a faggot. And that is why you are here. These "irregularities" will be corrected, just as you will be corrected.
Well, English is no more or less screwed up than any other language.
It took about 20 years of people speaking it as a natural language for them to fuck up Esperanto, after all. (And that's awesome.)
ah shit, that was supposed to be goofy reply to Camonk
Fuck's sake. Has anyone here even LOOKED at another language? English loses on spelling alone.
Oh shit, guys, English loses. I hope no one put too much money on English in the big language match tonight.
|Bored - 2010-02-07 |
English got screwy during the Great Vowel Shift. Thanks you fucking Franco-phone mother fuckers for making a Germanic language sound Latinate. However, had that not happened, "English" would have been a front-rhyming language still and we wouldn't get the Wu-Tang.
ANY OF YOU COCK SUCKERS WANT TO KNIFE FIGHT OVER THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
|Raggamuffin - 2010-02-07 |
Attractive woman talking about words! My one weakness!
|oogaBooga - 2010-02-08 |
|Goethe and ernie - 2010-02-08 |
Five stars for language discussions on poetv, whoever called Chomsky wrong can kill my balls though.
You want your balls killed?
|sven - 2010-02-09 |
As a non-native speaker, my biggest problem with the language is the occasional native speaker acting surprised when I produce anything more complicated than a grunt.
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