Fun Fridays- June 22, 2018

Sing along with Yakko!

The first is all the countries in the world.

Then is every word in the English language in one performance! (This one includes play by play commentary.)

Teach them to your children and grandchildren…

HT: [Blame this one on] Dan Balow

9 Responses to Fun Fridays- June 22, 2018

  1. janis hutchinson June 22, 2018 at 8:18 am #

    Absolutely terrific! Looking forward to more.

  2. Janet Ann Collins June 22, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    Those look a lot like Disney cartoons.

  3. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    Did I miss Singapore or did he? It is an island, a city, and a country, to the best of my understanding.

    • Carol Ashby June 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

      It’s also important enough to have its own Google search site (google.com.sg). According to my WordPress site visit stats, there are quite a lot of people searching on Roman history topics through Google Singapore.

      There are actually many countries, small and large, that have a unique Google URL that your website stats will list under “referrer.”

  4. claire o'sullivan June 22, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    ya’ll insane… especially Yakko.

    Dan may have found it… but Steve posted it. Hmm. Blame?

  5. Carol Ashby June 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    I thought there were about 100K words in the English language, but the 2nd of the unabridged Oxford English Dictionary contains entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words, and that doesn’t even include the subentries.

    So, it’s not quite all the words in the English language, but it’s still a good attempt.

    • Janet Ann Collins June 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

      I’ve heard that English is the most difficult language in the world to learn, but we do it as little kids.

      • Carol Ashby June 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

        Janet, I think languages with nouns that change their ending depending on their function in the sentence (Latin, Russian) are probably harder to learn to speak fluently as an adult because you have to analyze sentence grammar on the fly, but English is one of the harder to write because it’s not purely phonetic. It also has two words for many things (cow/beef, pig/pork) because of the merging of Norman French with the old languages of England after AD 1066. As my colleague, who used to have to go to the Soviet Union, used to say, “Why is Russian so hard for me? Three-year-old Russian kids speak it fluently.” I’d have to say the place I learned the most about English grammar was in Latin class in 7th grade.

        • Janet Ann Collins June 22, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

          Thanks, Carol. I’ve always been fascinated by languages and took lots of Linguistics classes as electives in college. But the only language I’m fluent in besides English is American Sign Language.

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