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I just realized that “lead” rhymes with “read”, but “lead” also rhymes with “read”. 

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I just realized that “lead” rhymes with “read”, but “lead” also rhymes with “read”. 
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English has alternating stress patterns that indicate whether related words are nouns (first syllable stressed) or verbs (second syllable stressed): Noun: récordVerb: recórd (x) My fucking god!! This is why English does the thing!!!!
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Fun fact: Italian hasn’t changed much since Dante. Modern Italians could read ancient texts from 1200 without much difficulty. By comparison, the Beowulf, which was written in Old English about 1000 years ago, is now entirely incomprehensible to modern English readers.
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Wilde would whisper flowery sweet nothings in your ear during foreplay but then have his very dirty way with you Fitzgerald would spend like an hour bragging about how good he was and then come much too soon Shakespeare would make up positions on the spot but they’d be awesome Doyle would plea...
  • Old English (Anglo-Saxon):Eft he axode, hu ðære ðeode nama wære þe hi of comon. Him wæs geandwyrd, þæt hi Angle genemnode wæron. Þa cwæð he, "Rihtlice hi sind Angle gehatene, for ðan ðe hi engla wlite habbað, and swilcum gedafenað þæt hi on heofonum engla geferan beon."
  • Middle English:In þat lond ben trees þat beren wolle, as þogh it were of scheep; whereof men maken clothes, and all þing þat may ben made of wolle. In þat contree ben many ipotaynes, þat dwellen som tyme in the water, and somtyme on the lond: and þei ben half man and half hors, as I haue seyd before; and þei eten men, whan þei may take hem.
  • Early Modern English:But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love!
  • Modern English:Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.
  • Pointless dribble:Omg, lol, def totes ridic, c u ltr
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  • English:I should be studying right now. But here I am instead
  • Hindi:मैं अभी पढ़ना चाहिए. लेकिन मैं यहाँ हूँ.
  • Telugu:నేను ఇప్పుడు అధ్యయనం చేయాలి. ఇక్కడ నేను బదులుగా ఉన్నాను
  • Indonesian:Saya harus belajar sekarang. Tapi saya disini.
PLEASE stop apologising for any mistakes in your English and start giving yourself a pat on the back for learning a second language
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