Why It’s Crazy to Play Scrabble in German

Nov 24, 2014 By Abraham 1

There’s one simple reason that Scrabble translates poorly into German: Long words. Actually their words are just fine. The board is the problem. It’s too small for the likes of these words seen around Berlin

Long German Words - 01

Long German Words - 02

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This 6-year-old’s Spelling Test Is Funny, But the Excuse He Gave His Teacher Is Even Better

Nov 13, 2014 By Abraham 0

Grayson was recently sent home with his latest spelling test. For the test, he was required to use each word in a sentence. Without being instructed, Grayson used this as an opportunity to write a 6-sentence story that is commendable for both its continuity and its profound grasp of scatological humor.

Even better than his sentences, though, is the excuse he gave his teacher for his choice of topics.

Grayson's Spelling Quiz

To explain his son’s awesome Vitamin D remark, Grayson’s dad says

Honestly I have no idea. The kid spends his chore money on things like visual encyclopedias of human anatomy and chooses science documentaries over cartoons. The things he comes up with are constantly surprising me.

45 Times Starbucks Barely Even Tried to Spell Your Names Right

Nov 11, 2014 By Joey 1

Sometimes your Starbucks barista is so confounded by your name, they don’t even try…

Margaux

Starbucks Misspellings 8 Margaux Marabcdefgh

Other times, they put in an effort but still come up short…

Caesar

Starbucks Misspellings 1 Caesar Sisor

Of course, any one of us would fail just as miserably if we spent our days hearing strangers’ names and writing them down, which is why we can laugh at these fantastic misspellings from baristas who either just didn’t know or just didn’t care…

Kat

Starbucks Misspellings 14 Kat Meow

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This Kid Never Said the N-word Around His Mom…Till He Got His Wisdom Teeth Out

Nov 4, 2014 By Abraham 0

This is not just another post-anesthesia video. Those are funny, but they’re also often pretty predictable.

This, this is a whole new level of funny.

From the description…

This hilarious video is of my son Cameron after getting his wisdom teeth removed. Although he’s 18, I had NEVER heard my son say a swear nor say the “N” word in my presence until this day!

And boy did he bring it all out!

He starts out talking about his “shaky, stanky, wanky leg” and it just gets better from there…

(NSFW language, obviously)

This Chinese Hotel Has — How Shall We Put It? — *Minimal* Standards for Its Guests

Oct 31, 2014 By Abraham 0

The Star Hotel would like you to follow two simple rules. Think you can handle that?

Chinese Hotel's Low Standards

And according to one Redditor, the Japanese translation is almost as funny…

Caution

Customer whom we respect:

Regards! Thank you very much for staying with us. In order to safety you, during the period in which you stay, try to follow Chinese laws, totally don’t commit illegal acts such as smoking drugs, hiring prostitutes, etc.

Got that? Totally try to follow these rules, OK?

Helpful Flowchart Shows When It’s OK to Use the Word “Retarded”

Oct 31, 2014 By Abraham 4

In the ongoing and increasingly successful social-linguistic campaign against the use of the word retarded, the folks at Military Special Needs Network have put together this helpful flowchart for figuring out when it’s an appropriate choice of vocabulary…

When to Use the Word Retarded

Via: Huffington Post

Of course, the one thing missing from the chart is the question, “Are you using the word retarded in a flowchart (or blog post) about not using the word retarded?” Apparently, it’s OK then.