Tag Archives: Language

Rough and Tough

There had been many verses written over the years that talk about the intricacies of English pronunciation. The following verse from The Mixture of Low Spirits (1875) is just one of many: Advertisements

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Introducing Raymond Smullyan

One day, when a speaker was introducing logician and puzzlist Raymond Smullyan, he remarked that “Professor Smullyan is unique.” Smullyan, who was feeling playful that day, said, “I’m sorry to interrupt you Sir but I happen to be the only … Continue reading

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A Contrast On Matrimony Or, Pro & Anti Marriage In One

Here is a curious little verse. If you read the entire verse normally, you’d find that the writer has some cynical views on marriage. However, if you read the poem in an alternating fashion (first line, third line, second line … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Daffynitions #3

Avoidance — A dance for people who don’t like each other. Carbon Dioxymoron — Dry ice. Penicillin — A cheap antibiotic. Sarcasm — Quip lash. Universal Remote — The invention that changes everything.  

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, May 2018

Random Ramblings A Cruel Prank I have done several odd jobs, including cooking. During college, I applied at a Shanghai food restaurant as a “Study Boy”. A study boy’s job is to assist the chefs while learning from them in … Continue reading

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A Study Of The English Language

The English language can be confusing, especially to foreigners who are learning it. The following curious anecdote has a good illustration regarding this, and it also contains an ingenious collection of words: A Frenchman, while looking at a number of … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #54

Not Lost in Translation A ludicrous story is told of a great naval function which took place during the reign of the last Napoleon and the Empress Eugénie. Several American vessels were present, and they were drawn up in line … Continue reading

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