Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Round Table
Reload this Page Jokes on you Language!

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

The Round Table Have a seat at the Round Table for in-depth discussions, extended or serious conversations, and current events. From world news to talks on life, growing up, relationships, and issues in society, this is the place to be. Come be a knight.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old March 27th, 2008 (03:23 AM).
Ársa's Avatar
Ársa Ársa is offline
k.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
Nature: Calm
Posts: 1,830
Ever heard something in the English language that made you think...wha? Try these:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Why is abbreviated such a long word?

Doctors call what they do..."Practice"? ()

If a turtle loses its shell, is it naked or homeless?

If Vegetarians eat Vegetables, what do Humanitarians eat?

Why don't you ever see the headling "Psychic wins Lottery"?

Why is the man who invests your money called a "broker"?

If con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of Progress?

If flying is so safe, then why is the airport called "Terminal"?

What's another word for "Synonym"?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Have you heard any others?

~T_S
__________________

The Bank Vault - An XY Trade Thread

"Oh, I’ve got it! Why of course! The Heartless need a heart!" ~Jack Skellington
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old March 27th, 2008 (04:04 AM).
Tetsu's Avatar
Tetsu Tetsu is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wandering the earth in search of myself.
Age: 27
Nature: Brave
Posts: 337
Yay! The perfect opportunity to ruin the joke by flexing my brain muscle.

Why is abbreviated such a long word? - It's Latin, which combines words

Doctors call what they do..."Practice"? () - Definition: condition arrived at by experience or exercise

If a turtle loses its shell, is it naked or homeless? - A turtle's shell is not actually its home. It is a defense mechanism. Turtles usually make their 'homes' in rocks, the seabed, or holes in the shore. Therefore, it can be considered 'naked'.

If Vegetarians eat Vegetables, what do Humanitarians eat? - Anything they want.

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic wins Lottery"? - This has many explanations. Some more common ones are that psychics aren't actually psychic, or in many denominations of various religions, psychics are puppets for demons. There are too many to list here.

Why is the man who invests your money called a "broker"? - It is a misnomer.

If con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of Progress? - No. Antonyms of Progress include retreat, regression, return, deteriorate, regress, abstain, cease, discontinue, forbear, halt, hesitate, inaction, refrain, stop, etc. (Taken from research on thesaurus.reference.com)

If flying is so safe, then why is the airport called "Terminal"? - Definition: situated at or forming the end or extremity of something. An airport terminal marks the end of a flight.

What's another word for "Synonym"? - Taken from thesaurus.reference.com: Adequation, agreement, alikeness, compatability, conformity, correlation, correspondence, equality, eveness, exchangeability, identity, interchangeability, interchangableness, likeness, match, par, parallel, parity, similarity, synonym, synonymy.
__________________
Introducing the one and only Pokemon Channel Board:

All Pokemon, All the time, and as always, Anonymous.
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old March 27th, 2008 (04:12 AM).
♥vampy©valentine♥'s Avatar
♥vampy©valentine♥ ♥vampy©valentine♥ is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Gender:
Posts: 100
sorry i just have to say this ... if quizs are quizical then what a re tests ? :L :L
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old March 27th, 2008 (04:18 AM).
Ársa's Avatar
Ársa Ársa is offline
k.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
Nature: Calm
Posts: 1,830
Quote originally posted by Tetsu:
Yay! The perfect opportunity to ruin the joke by flexing my brain muscle.

Why is abbreviated such a long word? - It's Latin, which combines words

Doctors call what they do..."Practice"? () - Definition: condition arrived at by experience or exercise

If a turtle loses its shell, is it naked or homeless? - A turtle's shell is not actually its home. It is a defense mechanism. Turtles usually make their 'homes' in rocks, the seabed, or holes in the shore. Therefore, it can be considered 'naked'.

If Vegetarians eat Vegetables, what do Humanitarians eat? - Anything they want.

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic wins Lottery"? - This has many explanations. Some more common ones are that psychics aren't actually psychic, or in many denominations of various religions, psychics are puppets for demons. There are too many to list here.

Why is the man who invests your money called a "broker"? - It is a misnomer.

If con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of Progress? - No. Antonyms of Progress include retreat, regression, return, deteriorate, regress, abstain, cease, discontinue, forbear, halt, hesitate, inaction, refrain, stop, etc. (Taken from research on thesaurus.reference.com)

If flying is so safe, then why is the airport called "Terminal"? - Definition: situated at or forming the end or extremity of something. An airport terminal marks the end of a flight.

What's another word for "Synonym"? - Taken from thesaurus.reference.com: Adequation, agreement, alikeness, compatability, conformity, correlation, correspondence, equality, eveness, exchangeability, identity, interchangeability, interchangableness, likeness, match, par, parallel, parity, similarity, synonym, synonymy.
Think all you want...This wasn't meant to be taken seriously. As for your "Synonym" experiment, I can only see a few that should actually fit the argument.

But yes, well done on...w/e you did.

~T_S
__________________

The Bank Vault - An XY Trade Thread

"Oh, I’ve got it! Why of course! The Heartless need a heart!" ~Jack Skellington
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old March 27th, 2008 (04:32 AM).
Avey's Avatar
Avey Avey is offline
Enter The Slasher House
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,419
Quote originally posted by ♥vampy©valentine♥:
sorry i just have to say this ... if quizs are quizical then what a re tests ? :L :L
No, dude. That's not cool. An innocent poster could post the answer to that unaware of the chaos that it would create.
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old March 27th, 2008 (08:17 AM).
Gerri Shin's Avatar
Gerri Shin Gerri Shin is offline
  
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Burbank, CA
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 3,576
Quote originally posted by ♥vampy©valentine♥:
sorry i just have to say this ... if quizs are quizical then what a re tests ? :L :L
Here's the answer! Tests Are..... A Nuisance! :D
__________________
Equipment:
Custom PC, MacBook Pro (MBPr), 3DSxl Blue, 3DS Midnight Purple, iPhone 4S Green
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old March 27th, 2008 (03:51 PM). Edited March 27th, 2008 by Cassino.
Cassino's Avatar
Cassino Cassino is offline
The Old Gang
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Gender: Other
Nature: Serious
Posts: 7,480
Quote originally posted by ♥vampy©valentine♥:
sorry i just have to say this ... if quizs are quizical then what a re tests ? :L :L
They're testing.
... Wow... Avoided that one before even understanding the joke. xD
__________________
DA | YT | Naev
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old March 27th, 2008 (11:16 PM).
Revendusman Revendusman is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Gender:
Posts: 67
Stop cutting fown the table... your language sucks!

hAR isnt thta funny(I'm Mongolian by the way)
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old March 28th, 2008 (04:23 AM).
El Gofre's Avatar
El Gofre El Gofre is offline
I'm Back.
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Age: 83
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 3,459
Ooh ooh i have one:
If olive oil is made of olives, and vegetable is made of vegetables, what is baby oil made of????
Oh and Revend, if out language sucks so much why bother learning it? Hypocrite
__________________
Hi again.
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old March 30th, 2008 (11:05 PM).
BakingBluePotatoe's Avatar
BakingBluePotatoe BakingBluePotatoe is offline
The Red Death Alchemist
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Catatonia
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Posts: 2,320
hm...

Why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Quote originally posted by Gerri Shin®:
Here's the answer! Tests Are..... A Nuisance! :D
nice save there, Gerri! :p
__________________

Tausch Mit Mir?: 2208-5032-7062
Proud Member of Chaos Control & Equivalent Exchange!
Outlinks:
Twitter (Main) || deviantART || Tumblr || Youtube
Twitter (RP acct 1) || Twitter (RP acct 2)

Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old April 2nd, 2008 (07:59 PM).
Anxiety.'s Avatar
Anxiety. Anxiety. is offline
Walking on sunshine.
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Birmingham, England.
Nature: Bold
Posts: 1,669
Quote originally posted by ~KiTsUnE:
hm...

Why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?



nice save there, Gerri! :p
I thought it was called a road? Just kidding! I didn't know it was called a parkway though... yes, I is stupid.

Er, don't think I actually have any. Wait, let me think (Back to brainic 'things that make you go 'hmmm') Er...

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Why do hot dogs come 10 to a package and hot dog buns only 8?

Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings and then put money into telescopes so they can see things on the ground close-up?

If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

Just a few from this site I found. So no, I did not think those up.

Also Can I just say...
If a quiz is quizzical than a test is testiful.
Hehehe...
__________________
-[Inject Me]-
-
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old April 4th, 2008 (07:55 AM).
XxZer0xX's Avatar
XxZer0xX XxZer0xX is offline
......................... Beep.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ..................My chair?
Age: 21
Gender:
Posts: 172
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to XxZer0xX
Quote originally posted by ~KiTsUnE:
hm...

Why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway? o_O Because people are stupid and don't know what to name things before they do something with it.



nice save there, Gerri! :p

Quote originally posted by Rhiannon-Chan:
I thought it was called a road? Just kidding! I didn't know it was called a parkway though... yes, I is stupid.

Er, don't think I actually have any. Wait, let me think (Back to brainic 'things that make you go 'hmmm') Er...

What was the best thing before sliced bread? Loaves of bread.

Why do hot dogs come 10 to a package and hot dog buns only 8? Because packagers don't know how to count.

Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings and then put money into telescopes so they can see things on the ground close-up?

If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? Police have to no matter how stupid it seems.

Just a few from this site I found. So no, I did not think those up.

Also Can I just say...
If a quiz is quizzical than a test is testiful.
Hehehe...
Put all my answers in bold.

They say practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old April 4th, 2008 (01:03 PM).
peirateis's Avatar
peirateis peirateis is offline
This is what's left of us.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Boston
Age: 22
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 331
Send a message via AIM to peirateis
¿Por qué es que el pizza llega a su casa más rápida que la policía?

Oh wait, the English language? Damn...
__________________

"That government is best which governs least."
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old April 4th, 2008 (01:12 PM).
Gummy's Avatar
Gummy Gummy is offline
by fire be P U R G E D
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 4,533
Quote originally posted by Ditto:
¿Por qué es que el pizza llega a su casa más rápida que la policía?
Why is it that the pizza comes to his house more rapid than the police?

Oh wait, the English language? Damn...
Because the Pizza guy is angry at the police for spending all his money at Dunkin' Donuts.
__________________

Monotype Fire Challenge
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old April 4th, 2008 (01:42 PM).
Joey the Cockroach's Avatar
Joey the Cockroach Joey the Cockroach is offline
Dino Crisis will never die!!!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not here. >:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,839
What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?

the only one i can think of.
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old April 5th, 2008 (05:40 AM).
Adventure's Avatar
Adventure Adventure is offline
★heroes
Moderator
CS
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Skaia
Gender: Female
Nature: Naive
Posts: 18,502
Quote originally posted by Speedy Sonic:
What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?

the only one i can think of.
.... I really don't get that.......... what's funny? Is it a pun? Help... XD [/Swede]
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old April 5th, 2008 (08:13 AM).
Joey the Cockroach's Avatar
Joey the Cockroach Joey the Cockroach is offline
Dino Crisis will never die!!!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not here. >:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,839
people always used to say "the best thing since sliced bread" and what i am saying is, "what was best thing before sliced bread".
actually a pun.
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old April 5th, 2008 (09:57 AM).
ShinyDialga's Avatar
ShinyDialga ShinyDialga is offline
I r happy!maybe cos I'm alone.
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lancashire,England,UK
Age: 20
Gender:
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 91
if your Down under in Australia, how come you dont fall, or arent underground?

this was all i could think of
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old April 5th, 2008 (12:56 PM).
Joey the Cockroach's Avatar
Joey the Cockroach Joey the Cockroach is offline
Dino Crisis will never die!!!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not here. >:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,839
thats a good one. might be because it is the country that is furthest south apart from Antarctica. maybe becaue the place is hot? i dont know.
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old April 5th, 2008 (08:10 PM).
XxZer0xX's Avatar
XxZer0xX XxZer0xX is offline
......................... Beep.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ..................My chair?
Age: 21
Gender:
Posts: 172
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to XxZer0xX
Quote originally posted by Shadow Dragon:
Put all my answers in bold.

They say practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Huh. Nobody answered my question.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old April 10th, 2008 (10:32 AM).
Anxiety.'s Avatar
Anxiety. Anxiety. is offline
Walking on sunshine.
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Birmingham, England.
Nature: Bold
Posts: 1,669
Quote originally posted by xDeathxSentencex:
Put all my answers in bold.

They say practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Because people want us get as close to perfect as possible... I think.
But I don't like practice so... hehehe... I just got out of practicing my Trumpet, thankyou xD

Offtopic
OMG ON MY PC THE CILIT BANG REMIX CAME ON lmao AND NOW WERE TAKING THE HOBITS TO ISENGARD REMIX lmao.. I have the best songs xD
__________________
-[Inject Me]-
-
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old April 11th, 2008 (12:06 AM).
Jesus Freak Josh's Avatar
Jesus Freak Josh Jesus Freak Josh is offline
In my mind's eye, I see You...
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 127.0.0.1
Nature: Calm
Posts: 2,970
Why is it that we never call America the land down under?

Why is it called a building if it's completed?

If a laptop, which you type on, is a notebook, than what does that make a PDA, which you can use the touch-screen to write on?

Do bass play in treble, alto or bass?
__________________
You're here for a reason you're not a mistake
You are a special creation that God himself made

- KJ-52

Save yourself a few seconds. Call me Josh
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old April 11th, 2008 (02:04 AM).
Unlimited NiGHTS Unlimited NiGHTS is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Night Dimension
Gender:
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 400
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Unlimited NiGHTS Send a message via Yahoo to Unlimited NiGHTS
Why call it "root beer" if you can't get drunk from drinking too much of it?
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old April 17th, 2008 (03:16 PM).
austin00081's Avatar
austin00081 austin00081 is offline
young money
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax
Posts: 239
Send a message via AIM to austin00081 Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to austin00081
I love oxymoron's.
But I can't think of any.
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old April 28th, 2008 (07:38 PM).
Acrutheo's Avatar
Acrutheo Acrutheo is offline
The boundless night~
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Down south. In a global sense.
Age: 22
Gender:
Nature: Calm
Posts: 302
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Acrutheo
One I heard a couple of years ago was: "If knowledge is power and power is corrupt and corrupt is bad, does that make knowledge bad?"
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 01:06 AM.