[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 57 points (+57|-0) ago 

That "rule" was only recently found and documented. Prior to that, it was just something we (English speakers) did subconsciously.

[–] Prudencia_Prim [S] 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

I think that's the point.

[–] HST 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It's determined by what we think is most descriptive/unique about the object.

[–] slickleg64 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Help those pidgin kangz figure englandish

[–] TrueAmerican 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Bullshit

[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

[–] rektumsempra 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

damn that's awesome. we discovered new grammar

[–] PistonVinegar 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

Great big young round milky white American thighs.

[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

american white milky round young big great thighs

the more adjectives you add, the less it's true. as long as the one or two words before the noun make sense.

im probably dumb though

[–] dassaer 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Great big young round white American milky thighs??. Literately ambiguous......

[–] Rawrination 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

I think Great Dragon would be a noun or something in the D&D sense. So in that instance a Green Great Dragon could be a thing, but now I'm not so sure.

[–] NassTee 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I agree, but in that case I think "Great Dragon" is the noun, rather than "Great" being a part of the list of adjectives.

[–] Rawrination 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

There is a term for a group of words that acts as the noun but It's been a couple weeks since the end of grade school and I don't remember all the specifics.

[–] badruns 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Like "Dire Wolf" at that point.

[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But even then Great Green Dragon just flows/sounds a lot better.

[–] McFluffy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

yeah but knowing the context of both of those words i even said it differently in my head.

it went from green...great...dragon. to green... great dragon.

[–] PeBeFri 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Green Dog Green Great Dog Great Green Dog.

Yeah, you nailed this.

[–] Travisty 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

"a whittling silver french green rectangular old little lovely knife" is as wrong as possible and it makes me hurt.

[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

you verbed to soon.

you gotta verb after you adjective but before you noun

[–] dassaer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Kinda like "stop drop roll"??...

[–] chemlord11 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Another example of why English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Even the native speakers can't explain all of the rules.

[–] Maximum50 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Sorry for popping your balloon, but English is one of the easier languages. Even French is harder. Have you ever wondered why a lot of people seem to learn English and use the famous list correctly without ever learning about it? Because the list is not exclusive to English. The girl was Eastern, their languages are not really compatible so that's why she didn't instinctively knew.

[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

English is one of the hardest languages when it comes to spelling and as a consequence, one of the hardest for figuring out how to pronounce a word you have only ever read in books. For some reason we never standardized our spelling to match our vowel sounds. Ghoti. Tough. Women. Fiction. Fish. Ghoti = Fish

[–] matthew-- 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Grammar is only one aspect of it.

Chinese is the hardest to learn.

It's tonal. And no one even uses the tones, they have to rely on context to even understand each other.

There are fuckloads of individual characters to learn.

There is no clear link between character and sound, or in some cases, characters and what the actual thing is.

You need to effectively learn 3 languages: the pinyin + tones, and the characters.

It's all memorisation, you can't derive anything like you can with English.

And now because people have learnt to speak beyond a single syllable at a time, and they've run out of sounds to describe things, they have to combine characters to make up new words, kind of like... English!

[–] peanut-head 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I am immigrant to US. Thankfuly don't need to learn English much longer here. Horrible language much prefer my native Akbar, soon we all speak.

[–] IDintDuNuthin2 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nasty fat old black african dirt bag. Nigger.

[–] alphasnail 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Native english speaker, here; can confirm.

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