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    Does anybody else also think that the English language is weird? The reason I find English weird is because I can't express myself in it. English has so many words and I don't know many of them. So, English is a weird language simply because I can't express myself when I speak English. For example, why does English have the indefinite and definite article? Why must I say, "I am a man" instead of saying, "I am the man"? I think I am THE man, given the fact that all women want me in bed.

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    The English language is full of anomalies and loopholes. In my opinion, that's what makes it fun to learn. For example: Why would one park in a driveway, and drive in a parkway?

    As for your comment on being the world's alpha male...

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    What the fuck is a parkway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    What the fuck is a parkway.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkway

    Google's your friend.

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    I thought it was two Canadians discussing whether or not their car would fit into a spot or not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Recursacro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    What the fuck is a parkway.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkway

    Google's your friend.
    In the United States, Parkways are defined as follows:

    1. A type of road
    1. A broad landscaped thoroughfare; especially : one from which trucks and other heavy vehicles are excluded.
    2. A roadway in a park : a landscaped thoroughfare connecting parks
    3. An expressway located on a strip of land legally constituting a public park and therefore not open to heavy vehicles
    2. A landscaped strip of land between a thoroughfare and its sidewalk (see Tree lawn) or running in the center of a thoroughfare (see Central reservation}
    I thought this was about English, not American English. If people can't understand that, which is made up as they go along, they have no chance with a proper language.

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    English is a strange conglomeration of German, Latin, French and Nordic languages.

    Hell yeah it's weird.

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    shitty language if you ask me.
    funny how you just need to add a preposition to those "overused" verbs to change their meaning...
    whenever people agree with me, i always feel i must be wrong.

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    no worries mate, chinese or urdu will be our mother tongue.

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