Because tears is a verb.

posted on 15 Jun 2015 in Chinglish

trickle

Stop. Everything can’t be a noun.

Photo courtesy of Jason Tadano.
Seen on TV in Taiwan.

44 captions

  1. Huu Yuu | 4:03 am |

    Her remorse being the error in identifying the part of speech, leading to bad grammar.

  2. Huu Yuu | 4:06 am |

    Have you tried the trickle? It’s delicious.

    And delicious is clearly a conjunction. >_>

  3. DrLex | 4:07 am |

    If ‘tears’ is a verb in this sentence, then I think ‘As’ is lacking an s.

  4. Droll not Troll | 4:09 am |

    If her English doesn’t improve she could soon be turning trickles for a living.

  5. algernon | 4:09 am |

    What gave it away

  6. algernon | 4:10 am |

    Nice to see the key word isn’t used in a sentence

  7. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:11 am |

    Unnoun language detected. Please wait …

  8. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:12 am |

    Trickle or Treat?

  9. Droll not Troll | 4:14 am |

    @DrLex: Oh, well played, sir! That’s the funniest caption I’ve seen in a long while.

  10. Droll not Troll | 4:24 am |

    This Engrish really trickles my fancy.

  11. Droll not Troll | 4:26 am |

    She thinks she’s an English trickle, because a trickle is an ex-spurt.

  12. Peter | 4:29 am |

    Today’s episode of “Engrish is Easy” is brought to you by the noun “trickle”.

  13. timmy | 4:29 am |

    I wonder,for which College did she Matriklate?

  14. timmy | 4:31 am |

    I often get tears when I reveal my remorse.

  15. Big Fat Cat | 4:33 am |

    As tears trickling down her cheeks, she revealed she was fired for bad Engrish.

  16. Droll not Troll | 4:53 am |

    It’s nothing to cry about. Not everyone passes their morse code test the first time.

  17. jjhitt | 4:56 am |

    Operator: We get trickle.
    Captain: What!
    Operator: Main screen reveal.
    Cats: All your base are remorse to us.
    Captain: Down her cheeks you say!!

  18. jjhitt | 4:59 am |

    Tense. (noun)
    I read the example and made me tense, tomorrow.

  19. Frank Burns | 5:19 am |

    Yeah, I wish I had bought Microsoft on the ground floor too, but you don’t see me crying about it.

  20. Droll not Troll | 5:59 am |

    Is this a trickle question?

  21. Sparky | 6:21 am |

    Her remorse was flunking out of English class.

  22. Lora | 7:36 am |

    Well a lot of English-speaking people use “fail” these days as a noun, so…

  23. Big Fat Cat | 8:07 am |

    She’s a nun not a noun.

  24. EffEff | 8:33 am |

    Trickle-down economics?

  25. Droll not Troll | 8:46 am |

    trickle (noun) The syrup byproduct of sugar refining.

  26. Mr. Wrong | 9:14 am |

    Dr. Lex:

    I think your edit is right, but isn’t “tears” a noun (and euphemism for something else) in a phrase that modifies the subject of the principle clause?

  27. Seventy2rd o clock | 9:53 am |

    Caption is noun at here!

  28. szk | 11:41 am |

    @algernon

    The funny thing is that if they DID use “trickle” instead of “trickling”, it would have been more or less grammatically correct.

  29. The Dude | 12:03 pm |

    There’s no cure if you got the trickle.

  30. TS | 1:12 pm |

    Never chew a pickle with a little slap and trickle…

  31. Marum | 3:20 pm |

    Then I would assume a “trick” is a noun.

  32. Marum | 3:23 pm |

    Anzac Biscuits are made from flour, sugar, water, and trickle.

  33. Marum | 3:39 pm |

    By the look on her face, she needs, urgently, to go for a quick trickle.

  34. Marum | 3:42 pm |

    @jjhitt. I am now well past tense.

  35. RT | 3:58 pm |

    i had many feels reading this english lesson

  36. EffEff | 4:15 pm |

    It just tears me up!

  37. Seventy2rd o clock | 12:40 am |

    noun area trickling

    adjective forbidden

  38. A Non-Y Mouse | 2:22 am |

    As coffee trickling from my nose, I revealed my amusement.

  39. coffeebot | 9:35 am |

    classic nounalizing

  40. spareocean | 5:03 pm |

    Merriam Webster is going to be pissed with this.

  41. Peter | 5:52 pm |

    Tickle (V) vs Laugh (n),
    according to the Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Taiwangrish.

  42. sirpaulfan | 2:52 am |

    I never reveal my remorse. Well..maybe just a trickle.

  43. sirpaulfan | 2:02 am |

    I don’t agree with trickle noun theory

  44. El-Juan | 8:29 am |

    As tears trickling down her cheeks, she revealed her not knowing english.

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