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Ten Truly Bizarre Language Memes and Myths: Did a mental health clinic really request Klingon interpreters? Was German almost the official language of the U.S.? Are some languages primitive and is French more logical?


1) Klingon Interpreters Wanted for Mental Health Clinic: http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/klingon.asp


2)   John Kennedy and the Jelly Doughnut Misconception: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner


3) Cinderella's Slippers Made of Fur not Glass: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002886.html

4) German Was Almost the Official Language of the United States: http://www.watzmann.net/scg/german-by-one-vote.html


5) Typoglycemia: The Order of Letters Doesn't Matter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typoglycemia

6) Some Languages are Primitive: http://books.google.com/books?id=oore9h_L48EC&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=%22primitive+people+speak


7) The Chinese Have An Alphabet: http://eastasiastudent.net/china/chinese-alphabet-nonsense/

8) French is a Logical Language: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002587.html

9) Spanish is Fast, but Mandarin is Slow: http://www.adn.com/article/language-study-japanese-spanish-fastest-spoken-tongues

10) Eskimos Have Fifty Words for Snow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_words_for_snow/

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