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If everyday objects could talk, this is what they would say.

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Teo Zirinis, the creator behind Hands Off My Dinosaur, has an interesting and quirky sense of style. He transformed his passion for common and everyday objects into a rich gallery of punny and imaginative drawings. He writes, "I wonder what it would be like if they had a voice of their own. What would they say and how would they interact with each other?" So, here is a humorous list of some of the funny answers to Teo's question. Scroll through them and let us know what you think. ——1.2.3.—— 4.5.6. —— 7.8.9. —— 10.11.12. —— 13.14.15. —— 16.17.18. —— 19.20.21. —— 22.23.24. —— 25.You have reached the end of the article. Please share it if you think it's interesting.——

Top 20 Euphemisms for “Period” From Around the World.

Language differences are a great source of fascination and we're blessed with the abundance of languages that exist in the world today. Every time we ask our followers at The Language Nerds to share how they say something in their language, we get awesome and fascinating responses that we can't wait to share with the world. This time we asked about how different languages and cultures say "period" in a euphemistic way, and the results will blow your mind. Browse through them and let us know what you think. ——1. EnglishShark week.Aunt Flo/Flow.Code red.The Red Badge of Courage.Lady business. Mother Nature’s Gift.2. GermanIt's Strawberry week.The Red Army has arrived (refers to the army of Soviet Russia or the Soviet Union).The red plague is here. Tomato juice. It smells like fish. Monthly oil change.——3. ItalianI have my things. Guests/relatives have come.I have a flood.Red Sea. 4. DanishPainters are in the stairway.The Russians have arrived. The communists are in…

The grammatical change that took The United States from 'are' to 'is'.

You haven't probably noticed, but the United States HAS slightly changed its name, so to speak. Some countries change their names over the course of time, but the way the US has done it is very different. ——We say different because the change is so subtle that is barely noticeable. Before the Lincoln administration, they were the “United States.” After Lincoln, it was the “United States.” Can you spot the difference? Of course, no! You can’t see the difference because it's not a change in words or spelling. The change is purely grammatical. Before, people said “The United States are…” Now, people say “The United States is…” The idea was to draw us away from that original idea of independent states forming a voluntary union, and to the idea that this was one nation of provinces, called “states.” A collection of states forming one whole. ——Now, no one sees The United States as plural, even though it is still spelled as a plural. Everyone treats it as singular, and that's the…

List of problems that linguists haven't solved yet.

Linguistics as a field of study flourished tremendously beyond the hopes of its founders. Modern linguistics started a cognitive revolution in the 1950s and has been extending ever since. Thanks to linguistics we know so much about human languages than ever before, from their origins, why are there so many of them, and how to use language to solve crimes. Not only that, linguistics gave us pretty compelling insights into the nature of the human mind, how to build talking machines, how to train people with dyslexia so they can read, how to repair brain functions that pertain to language, etc. It is an impressive feat. ——There is only one very big problem: the main language mysteries that linguistics set out to unravel are still as mysterious as ever before. Many fundamental problems to linguistics are still unsolved. You’d be surprised to know how little we know about central issues in the study of language. That’s what this whole article is about. So, let's go through these unsol…

ɪf ju kæn rid ðɪs ˈɑrtəkəl, jʊr ə ˈʤinjəs.

| əz ju ər ˈriːdɪŋ ðɪs | ju ər parˈtɪsəˌpetɪŋ ɪn wʌn əv ˈneɪtʃərz ˈɡreɪtəst ˈwʌndərz | ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ | ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ɪz ə ˈmɪrəkl̩ |ˈɪt ɪz ˈbaɪ ˈfɑːr ðə moʊst ˈpaʊərfəl ˈtuːl ðæt hjuː ˈmænəti hæz | ˈæftər ɔːl wɒt ˌdɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəz əz frəm ˈænəml̩z ɪz ðɪs ˈswi:t ˈlɪtl̩ ˈθɪŋ wi kɔ:l ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ | ˈbaɪ dʒəst məˈnɪpjəˌletɪŋ ði ˈeər ðæt ˈkʌmz ˈoʊt əv ˈaʊər ˈmaʊðz wi kən ˈstɑːrt ə riˈleɪʃən ˌʃɪp | ə ˈmerɪdʒ | ɔːr ˌi:vn ə ˈwɔːr | ðə ˈθɪŋz wi kən du: wɪθ ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ənd ðer̩ ˈɡrævəti ər trəˈmendəs | ðə kəˈmjuːnəkətɪv pəˈtenʃl̩ əv ðə ˈhjuːmən ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ɪz ˌoʊpən ˈendɪd ənd ˈbreθ  ˈteɪkɪŋ | wi kən ˈtɔːk əˌbaʊt ˈlɪtərəli ˈeniˌθɪŋ | ˌi:vn əˌbaʊt ˌhaɪpəˈθetəkl̩ ˈθɪŋz ðæt hæv noʊ egˈzɪstəns ˈaʊtˈsaɪd ˈaʊər ˈhedz | laɪk ˈmæθ | fəˈlɑːsəfi | ɔːr ˈjuːnɪkɔːrnz | ˈɪts laɪk wɒt ˈpɪŋkər ˈwɪtɪŋli ˈsed | “ wi kən ˈʃeɪp ɪˈvents ɪn ˈiːtʃ ˈʌðr̩z ˈhedz wɪθ ɪkˈskwɪzɪt priˈsɪʒn̩ ” | ——| ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ˈpleɪd ðə roʊl əv ðə ˈseɪv ˈbʌtn̩ ɪn ˈhjuːmənz ˈkʌltʃərəl ˈprɑˌɡres | ədˈvænsmənts ɪn ˈhjuːmən ˈkʌltʃər ənd ˌɪnəˈveɪʃn̩ ər ˈpɑːsəbl̩ …

21 of the world's most famous quotes in IPA.

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The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is one of modern linguistics' greatest and most genius inventions. Besides its usefulness in accurately describing the sounds of every human language, we can use it for more fun stuff, like this article we wrote a while back. Below we have compiled the world's most famous quotes that not everyone will understand. You have to qualify as a language nerd to understand them. Do share with us your favorite and don't forget to share them with other people who might be interested. ——1.2.3.—— 4.5.6. —— 7.8.9. —— 10.11.12. —— 13.14.15. —— 16.17.18. —— 19.20.21. —— ——

30 Of The Funniest and Worst Sign Fails.

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A lot of thought goes into designing a sign. Companies want their signs to reflect their brands, so they have to look clean and error-free. But this is in a perfect world. External factors, such as dust, rust, lights going out, etc., will mess up your sign and the resulting message could be hilarious. The Language Nerds hoarded these signs from all over the internet and we put them here in one place for you to enjoy. Don't forget to tell us your favorite. ——1.2.3.—— 4.5.6. —— 7.8.9. —— 10.11.12. —— 13.14.15. —— 16.17.18. —— 19.20.21. —— 22.23.24. —— 25.26.27. —— 28.29.30. —— ——