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Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes Conversational Russian in 60 minutes? This post is by request. How long does it take to learn Chinese or Japanese vs. Spanish or Irish Gaelic?
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i 86 Votes A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Coffee Cup Analogy « Myriad Hues
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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. Do not argue with an idiot.
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The Announcer's Test This is called the announcer's test. It originated at Radio Central New York in the early 1940's as a cold reading test given to prospective radio talent to demonstrate their speaking ability. Del Moore, a long time friend of Jerry's, took this test at Radio Central New York in 1941, and passed it on to him. The Official Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum and Store
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Pragmatics First published Tue Nov 28, 2006; substantive revision Mon Mar 21, 2011 These lines — also attributed to H. L. Mencken and Carl Jung — may or may not be fair to diplomats, but are surely correct in reminding us that more is involved in what one communicates than what one literally says; more is involved in what one means than the standard, conventional meaning of the words one uses. The words ‘yes,’ ‘perhaps,’ and ‘no’ each has a perfectly identifiable meaning, known by every speaker of English (including not very competent ones).
Don’t Mind Your Language… « The New Adventures of Stephen Fry Language. Language, language, language. In the end it all comes down to language.
Cookies by Douglas Adams (author: "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. This was April 1976, in Cambridge, U.K.
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Amphibolies are syntactically ambiguous , meaning you can read them in more than one way. Drunk gets nine months in violin case Farmer bill dies in house iraqi head seeks arms prostitutes appeal to pope British left waffles on falkland islands AMPHIBOLIES
The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless.