The sun never sets on the English language

For my fellow English majors and all lovers of language.

8 Responses to The sun never sets on the English language

  1. julesmomcat says:


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  2. rugby843 says:

    Thanks for this, sent it on.  It’s hilarious and of course, too true😄

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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  3. julesmomcat says:

    Back in 1956, my 8th-grade English teacher, in Janesville’s Marshall Jr. High, required us all to memorize personal pronouns, and spew them out in rapid succession:
    Nominative case: I-we-he-she-they-you-it!
    Objective case: me-us-him-her-them-you-it!
    Possessive case: my-mine-your-yours-our-ours-their-theirs-its!
    Some things you just never forget. Thank you, Miss Bessie Bursack!

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    • julesmomcat says:

      We also had to learn “being” verbs:
      may-have-been, might-have-been, must-have-been, would-have-been, could-have-been, should-have-been…
      …and we had to rattle them off in rapid-fire speed.
      I’ll hit 79 next month, and all that stuff is still existing in my brain, and ready for use, whenever. Maybe I won’t develop dementia??? Hope springs eternal.

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  4. egorr says:

    Um, they forgot one of the most blooming forms of English, of which I speak fluently:
    Technish – Technical English
    Look it up…

    (There’s also HTML, Java, and others, but they’re bastards!) ;P

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  5. Widdershins says:

    Heh. That was fun.

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