Redditor's Russian Wife Can't Describe a Tape Measure, Accidentally Creates a Dictionary of New Terms for Things
English is hard sometimes. Just ask a new learner who can't differentiate between the pronunciation of "rough," "bough," "cough," and "though." For Redditor UniverseProjects' Russian wife, finding the right term for a tape measure was a challenge. Cue the flood of spinoff terms in the comments section of the post, some of which actually make more sense than the original term...
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UK Prime Minister David Cameron Wanted to Have a Serious Conversation About the Ukraine With Barack Obama, the Internet Had Other Ideas
What was supposed to be a formal, somber press photo of UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone with Barack Obama turned into something much, much different. Just check it out below:
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"After we finish this shoot, we're going to go do a Donna Summers video. We're so excited about getting that gig because we even have a line in it. It's 'Hey Mister!'"
Sometimes Vern liked to play the "one of these things does not belong" game with his clothes and assorted props.
Jim and Clare had always felt they could carry off any juvenile picture knit they liked as long as they looked disturbingly and preternaturally happy while they did so.
Fifteen years later, Brucie would spend a total of 27.5 billable psychotherapy hours working through the issues that one Picture Day had created.
Maebelle was just so thrilled that she'd managed to figure out a way to make her knitting projects do some of her housework for her.
"You know what they say about having to kiss a lot of frogs before one turns into a prince? Well, I am making a hip and ironic reference to that bit of dating wisdom because as you can see from my man chain and tufts of chest hair, I am a prince already! Come on, ladies, who's going to be first in line? No shoving!"
"I got so tired of men staring at my breasts all day so I designed an outfit to take the emphasis off them and make them look me in the eye. No, the eyes up here in my face — what other eye could you mean?"
Oriole dealt with the tension of being a woman who had to choose between two lovers by designing a sweater. Her friend Anna, who was a psychology major, commented that the sweater seemed a little Freudian, but Oriole ignored her and went shopping for a cute hat to go with the sweater. Anna saw penises and pubic hair in everything.
Sport a big keyboard, you're the piano man
Wear the keyboard in red tonight
Yes we're all in the mood for a matching scarf
And you've got the fringes alright
Malcolm and Mallory were totally thrilled with the hat and tie sets they'd made while on their first magic mushroom trip, though as their friends warned them, the 'shrooms hadn't totally worn off yet.
Situated right on the coast of Spain in Marbella, the Jellyfish House, designed by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA), utilizes a cantilevered design so that when the homeowners are on the top floor the views of the ocean can always be seen.
The cantilevered design holds something pretty unique – a pool on the roof with a glass bottom. The blueness of the water through the glass creates a beautiful ceiling to the outdoor space below.
Spread out over four floors, the home has two staircases set up to circulate between them – a fast and a slow set of stairs. The fast stairs, which are enclosed in glass, take you from the exterior straight up to the roof, while the slow stairs are outfitted with long treads and short risers and span the length of the house, from ground floor to the roof. The slow stairs are open to the outdoor elements but are still on the interior.
The house has five bedrooms, with two guest bedrooms on the bottom level that get their own private terrace.
The structure of the home is made up of poured concrete that’s supported by one column at the rear edge of the pool, and several smaller columns near the rear dining terrace. The rest of the walls are made up of windows allowing the sun’s light to filter in.
Accordion doors open up the interiors to the outdoor space, expanding the square footage.
With all staircases leading to the top, the oasis that houses the magnificent pool sits on the roof and cantilevers out 9 meters towards the southwest.
The pool has an infinity edge making you feel like you’re connected to the ocean out in the distance.
Those people sitting below can be voyeurs watching the people swim up above.
A window on the interior also lets those in the kitchen watch the swimmers.
Photos by Jan Bitter.