In Spanish, the word for "plug" is male (el enchufe) and the word for "socket" is not only female, but it's also a synonym for "female" (la hembra).
If you get my drift.
I get this a lot:
Stranger: "Are you okay? You look really sad/tired."
Me: "...That's just my face."
Soliloquy of the Solipsist
by Sylvia Plath
I walk alone;
The midnight street
Spins itself from under my feet;
When my eyes shut
These dreaming houses all snuff out;
Through a whim of mine
Over gables the moon's celestial onion
Make houses shrink
And trees diminish
By going far; my look's leash
Dangles the puppet-people
Who, unaware how they dwindle,
Laugh, kiss, get drunk,
Nor guess that if I choose to blink
When in good humor,
Give grass its green
Blazon sky blue, and endow the sun
Yet, in my wintriest moods, I hold
To boycott any color and forbid any flower
Know you appear
Vivid at my side,
Denying you sprang out of my head,
Claiming you feel
Love fiery enough to prove flesh real,
Though it's quite clear
All you beauty, all your wit, is a gift, my dear,
I have friends?
People who save seats in crowded lecture halls.
I can't tell if you made a mistake and meant "babysitting" or if you actually meant "sitting on babies".
I actually don't understand how someone can be offended if they get mistaken for the wrong gender. I get mistaken for a boy all the time – but I've seen myself in the mirror, I know I look kind of boyish, and I take the opportunity to relish in the awkwardness that ensues when someone make a mistake and I "take offense" call them out on it.
Liar. What about "I Predict a Riot" by Kaiser Chiefs?
And the classic, "I was helping my Uncle Jack off a horse," versus "i was helping my uncle jack off a horse."
If it's Spanish, I just add an "o" to the end of the English word.
ex. "¡Esto es frustratingo!"
Yeah, I'm fluent.
At first I voted no because of Shrek and Donkey, but then I saw this picture:
With the Oxford comma:
We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin.
Without the Oxford comma:
We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.
Even worse: Snow White was only 7 years old in the original tale.
Because it's a good way to get practice. Take an established set of characters and focus on plot development and writing style. And if both the writer and readers enjoy it, how is it "a waste of time"?