Reading is awesome. So much so, in fact, that you are doing it right now. And the best way to instill a love of the written word into the young and moldable minds of youth is to offer the joy of books to them at an early age.
While that sounds good in theory, it can take a slightly disturbing turn when the books either intentionally or unintentionally convey a message that might be “questionable.” Sometimes it’s the name, sometimes it’s the cover, and sometimes it’s just weirdly inexplicable creepy feeling.
Some of these writers may have had good intentions, but a lot of these books take a really strange approach to teaching children how to deal with adult-themed dilemmas.
Don’t believe me? Check out some of the most questionable kids books ever.
If a Peacock Finds a Pot Leaf
Well, I guess that’s one way to explain why he sees so many pretty colors.
Language is limitlessly intriguing — everything from the endless variety of cultures different languages represent to the grammatical idiosyncrasies that give each language its own flair. But despite how interesting language is, learning a new one can still feel like drudgery.
So here are a few tidbits of fascinating linguistic trivia to motivate you to keep on with your language learning…or maybe to get started learning in the first place…
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Just because you don’t speak French doesn’t mean you can’t completely blend in during a conversation with someone who does…
Via: Laughing Squid
If someone in Sweden wants to affirm what you’re saying, check out the noise they’ll make instead of saying a word for “Yes”…
It’s hardly fair to laugh at a bad translation…but we’re going to anyway.
So you're not going to tell me what the top row says...
Via: Engrish, Dose, Ultimate Signspotting
Here’s a classic internet favorite for those of you who have ever taken Spanish and are now falling in love with a woman who might want to hear you use it…
Parents just don’t understand…how to properly use their new-fangled fancy phone technology.
OK, some of them do, but there are plenty of us who regularly roll our eyes at their hilarious mistakes. Or in some cases, terrible dad jokes.
To be fair, though, autocorrect is a butch…
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S is for Produce grown locally. M is for Fresh quality. A is for Choices. Wait— What?
Something doesn’t seem quite right here…
Maybe they meant their salad bar is the PFCCI choice.
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…
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