by Trevor Bryden
The word litter has a surprisingly wide range of meanings in English. Trevor Bryden illustrates how some of them came about:
Posted in illustrated word origins, the English language | Tagged etymology, the English language |
Now I know why my former French professor insisted that “French is a very PRECISE language.”
Meanwhile, the state of Texas has a very successful campaign against litter — waste, garbage, etc. on public lands. Billboards and other notices warn “Don’t Mess With Texas.” The campaign has been wildly successful in reducing roadside waste in the state, as well as selling tee-shirts and even garbage bags with the slogan.
Sometimes people say Portuguese is quite difficult to understand because it has many different meanings for the same words… this little story shows it is supposed to happen with every single language…
I’m Spaniard (from Mallorca) and I’m trying to improve the English language.Don’t pay attention to my mistakes. I only want to say that illustrating (like a comic) the different meanings of the same word is a great idea indeed :IT’s easy to recall them and a very funny method at the same time.
You’re not trying to improve the English language, Pep. What you’re trying to improve is your English.
I am a Turkish woman from Turkey. I want to say that how a word becomes complicated or hard to understand between people and it makes people smile and I want to add that in Turkish language there are lots of words which change according to the meanings of the sentences, if you misunderstand the sentence a huge comic meaning occurs.
Reblogged this on pujidotorg.
I would like to suggest that a lot is done on definitions and if you like interpretation of words.This will enable those of us who are learning English as a second language.
Reblogged this on Blog của K2 and commented:
“So we all can sound “upper class” and French.” ) What ba hoot! =))
i didn’t understand anything.
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