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  • English is an amazing language, but it can also be really annoying!

  • Some of the rules in the English language just don't make any sense; they contradict each other and to be honest, they're kind of, some of them are kind of stupid.

  • And that's exactly what we're looking at today.

  • There is some weird English rules; always that English is just an impossible language to speak because the rules always contradict themselves.

  • Here we go. For example, we're gonna start off with a game.

  • This is the English game. Maybe some of you guys have seen this before already.

  • All you have to do is place the word "only" anywhere in the sentence.

  • So the sentence says, "She told him that she loved him." Let's put only after she.

  • She only told him that she loved him.

  • So that basically just means that's all she told him; she could have said more.

  • Let's put it after told.

  • She told only him that she loved him.

  • So she only told him and no one else.

  • She told him that she only loved him.

  • And she told him that she loved him only.

  • So it's crazy how one word can change a sentence to have four different meanings. ONLY in the English language.

  • So we gotta give her a round of applause to the English language.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, English was one of my worst subjects to me. I was like really good at science.

  • Second place was math, and then I would say it was probably like English or geography.

  • I was also really good at history. But guys, how's it going? Welcome to Reaction Time today.

  • We're just gonna react to some some weird rules in the English language.

  • There's gonna be like games or funny sayings so without further ado, let's just jump right into it: how to English 101 with your teacher Tal Fishman.

  • All right class, so this is how to English. The word: queue. You guys don't know what it means.

  • It's a line of sequence of people or vehicles waiting their turn. It can also be a list of data items commands.

  • So pronunciation: "Q" as it shows. The rules are: write down five letters q, u, e, u, e.

  • But you only pronounce the first letter. That's stupid right? Welcome to the English language! So five different letters to make the word Q.

  • While in reality you could just put Q.

  • The sound are the same, but why do you need five letters for one word?

  • Cough, rough, though, through, okay?

  • Look how they're all spelled. They look almost identical, but why don't these words rhyme? I don't understand!

  • Why didn't words rhyme even though they all look identical?

  • Why isn't it tough like rough and cough or trough? Why is it though and through?

  • I don't know. Can someone answer that? It makes no sense.

  • It even says down here: for some odd reason, "pony" and "bologna" rhyme, yet these words don't all rhyme, so stupid. Stupid.

  • We should learn different languages that make more sense.

  • This is a cool fact that you probably never heard before.

  • A 16th century man wrote GOD, B,W, E in a letter to someone as an abbreviation for may God be with you.

  • So "God be with ye", and it appeared as GODBWYE which was then read by the recipient as goodbye.

  • And that's why people say goodbye because of 16th century chat speak. I've never heard of this in my life.

  • It could probably be fake.

  • But if someone wants to fact check it, fact check it and let me know down in the comments.

  • Is this the real reason people say goodbye because it was actually God be with you? Okay, farewell, God be with you.

  • And then it was interpreted as goodbye?

  • This one is comical. If womb is pronounced "woom" and tomb is pronounced "toom", shouldn't bomb be pronounced "boom"?

  • I don't know! Now look at this. This is a pineapple, and this is the word pineapple in different languages.

  • We got a bunch of different languages here. In Armenian, it's ananas. Danish, ananas.

  • Dutch ananas. Pretty much every single language is ananas.

  • Just maybe pronounce a little different. Well, guess what it is in English?

  • Pineapple!

  • Everything is ananas except for pineapple. English! Good job.

  • So this sentence right here.

  • Actually has seven different meanings depending on which word you accentuate more.

  • For example, if he said "I never SAID she stole my money."

  • Or I never said SHE stole my money.

  • Or I never said she STOLE my money.

  • Or I never said she stole my money.

  • This sounds...

  • Do you guys understand? It's giving me a headache right now.

  • Depending on which word you're stressing right now, the meaning of the sentence can be completely different. Just try it out yourself!

  • Oh, my god, that's crazy. I never said she stole my money, could be my brother's. Jesus Christ.

  • That's kind of beautiful.

  • Alright. So this is why commas are so important.

  • If you misuse commas, this is what it could sound like.

  • So with proper comma usage.

  • I had eggs, toast, and orange juice. And without it: I had eggs, toast and orange juice.

  • Disgusting combination.

  • And finally if you guys can read this perfectly without messing up, you speak English better than 90% of all English speakers.

  • I'm gonna attempt to try it like the first 10 lines.

  • If you guys want to check it out is gonna be first thing in the description all these photos and this.

  • If you want to try it out for yourself. Let's do it. Are you ready? English language...

  • Okay, dearest creature in creation to study English pronunciation. I'll teach you in my verse. Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

  • I'll keep you, Suzy, busy.

  • Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

  • Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

  • Just compare heart, beard, and heard; dies and diet; lord and word.

  • Sword and sward; retain and Britain. Mind the latter, how it's written.

  • Now I surely will not plague you with such words as plague and ague.

  • But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak.

  • Cloven, oven, how and low.

  • Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery. Daughter, laughter and... Terpsichore.

  • Typhoid, measles... Okay...

  • This is it guys they're some funny things in the English language, try this out for yourself. Send it to your friends.

  • Hope you guys enjoy.

  • But before you guys go, check out some more videos or you can also check out free time my second channel right here

  • Why-do challenges and have some vlogs with my friends. And subscribe to this channel if you haven't already.

  • For more videos like this. And I'll see you guys next time. Hope. Hope you have a good one and peace out!

English is an amazing language, but it can also be really annoying!

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    Jessieeee posted on 2019/04/25
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