Crazy English Memes


Let’s face it: English is quirky. It’s one of the things I love about it. I find the language I speak to be fascinating in its flexibility and unpredictability. I like how English defies conformity to simple rules. I feel sorry for folks trying to learn it, sure, but I find it endlessly amusing.

The memes below, featuring Philosoraptor, Success Kid, and The Most Interesting Man in the World, are offered in that spirit. They are not intended satirically or ironically. They are intended to demonstrate the fantastic quirkiness of English. If you like them, by all means pass them around (I dream of going viral one day). ­čÖé

When we say, “The alarm went off,” we mean “The alarm went on…” ENGLISH…

Why are “apartments” so close together?┬á ENGLISH…

She said, “You can get on the airplane.” I said, “No, thanks. I’m getting IN the airplane.”

Prepositions matter!

“I don’t always have my cake, but when I do, I eat it too.”

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  1. Lori

    Hilarious post – hilarious grammar nut additions too!

  2. Merri Larsen
    Merri Larsen10-25-2013

    Especially enjoy the last one….yet each one is a gem. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Grammar Nut
    Grammar Nut10-24-2013

    Why does a building burn up as it burns down? Or why do you fill out a form by filling it in? How come people recite at a play but play at a recital? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? ­čÖé

    • Grammar Nut
      Grammar Nut10-24-2013

      By the way, Love the post.

    • Brian Wasko
      Brian Wasko10-24-2013

      I particularly like the last one!

      • Grammar Nut
        Grammar Nut10-24-2013

        Me too.

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