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Sat May 24, 2014, 11:46 AM

God help the English Learner...

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Reply God help the English Learner... (Original post)
1monster May 2014 OP
1monster May 2014 #1
immoderate May 2014 #2
1monster May 2014 #3
DFW May 2014 #4
mwooldri May 2014 #6
Bernardo de La Paz May 2014 #5

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat May 24, 2014, 11:59 AM

1. Further illustrated:

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat May 24, 2014, 12:15 PM

2. Sometimes I get behind a tanker truck that says "Clough."

 

What do you call these?

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Sat May 24, 2014, 12:18 PM

3. You got me -- unless it is some person's family name...

In that case, there was a guy who wrote a college text on the history of the western world who spelled his name that way. The professor always referred to him as Clog with the "o" pronounced as the "o" in "flow".

But your guess is as good as mine.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat May 24, 2014, 12:26 PM

4. What's in a name?

Ponder the situation of this family business in Germany:

http://www.fuecker-busreisen.de/das-unternehmen.html

And it's CEO: Heinz Günter Fücker

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Sun May 25, 2014, 10:43 AM

6. Or the Austrian town of Fucking.

Or the other languages that have words when read in English have a very different meaning.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 08:50 AM

5. Park on a driveway, drive on a parkway. nt

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