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The Language Nerds is a place that was furnished to the best comfort of language enthusiasts. We strive to keep people with a passion for language entertained and informed. We strive as much to bring together people from different parts of the world and from different walks of life so they can share their language knowledge with the rest of the community. 
We at The Language Nerds, or the Nerds for short, are people who are passionate about topics in linguistics and language teaching. 

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News in the good old days used to be fun. Before the internet, you’d get your news from fresh papers, with the smell of ink , and the satisfying sound of turning pages. What was particularly funny are the occasional blunders found in newspapers, because once it’s out there it can’t be altered. If a … Continue reading "31 Absurdly Worded Newspaper Headlines."

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Auto-correct is a two-edged sword. It can make online chats easy and convenient and it can also make them so difficult when autocorrect overcorrects. We have compiled a bunch of examples where autocorrect went nuts and had disastrous results. Let us know your favorites. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. … Continue reading "20 Of The Most Concerning Auto-Correct Fails."

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The we we use language everyday is not as simple as it seems. A simple sentence can be understood in so many ways in different context and our brains do a lot of effort to arrive at the most accurate meaning in a given situation. “It’s hot in here” can be used to literally describe … Continue reading "35 People Who Took Instructions Literally And The Results Were Hilarious."

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Native speaker or not, you can’t disagree that more often than not you just can’t find that word you’re looking for. It’s there, you’ve used it a thousand times but you just can’t retrieve it form memory. That often happens when your brain has been exhausted and your CPU cannot process anymore data. Usually it … Continue reading "25 People Whose Brain.exe Stopped Working And Forgot How To Use English."

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The first thing readers interact with in a book is the writer’s dedication. So it’s gotta be important and catchy. Not so many writers invest time to make the best dedication that can attract readers. Instead, most books begin with boring and unimaginative dedications and that’s why you can’t remember most of them. Only those … Continue reading "35 Writers Who Took Book Dedications To Another Level."

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1. Graduate Texts In Mathematics – An Introduction To Algebraic Topology By Joseph J. Rotman 2. 3. Mortal Coil By Derek Landy 4. 5. Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers 6. Death Bringer By Derek Landy 7. 8. No Way Back By Matthew Klein 9. The Selection By Kiera Cass 10. The End … Continue reading "Writers Took Book Dedications To Another Level."

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Punctuation in writing is crucial. It’s the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse. Knowing where a comma or an apostrophe go in a sentence can make a great difference. There is nothing more hilarious and embarrassing sometimes than a misplaced punctuation mark and the … Continue reading "30 Times People Misused Quotation Marks And Made It Suspiciously Weird."

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Typing was a lot of fun before autocorrect came along. People used to type stuff and they had nothing to help them spell words. But even with autocorrect in town, people still make spelling mistakes, and not just any spelling mistakes; mistakes that make you wonder how could anyone get that word wrong. Language is … Continue reading "37 People Who Used Incorrect But Similar-Sounding Words, And The Results Are Hilarious."

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It’s hard to make humor without language. You gotta be exceptionally talented to make people laugh let alone doing that without the use of words. There is a particular kind of humor that appeals to people like you and me, and that’s the one that involves language and wordplay, aka puns. Puns come in different … Continue reading "40 Times People Saw Hilarious Puns And Just Had To Share Them."

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When we use language we don’t often notice what some words mean if taken literally, but when you actually pause for a second and think about what some expressions literally mean, you’d be surprised how you didn’t notice that before. The words that we use every day are so full of joy and wonder and … Continue reading "20 Clever And Funny Illustrations Showing The Literal Meanings Of Idioms." Leer más

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