Because tears is a verb.

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.

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Huu Yuu
Huu Yuu
5 years ago

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

Huu Yuu
Huu Yuu
5 years ago

Have you tried the trickle? It’s delicious.

And delicious is clearly a conjunction. >_>

DrLex
DrLex
5 years ago

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

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

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

algernon
algernon
5 years ago

What gave it away

algernon
algernon
5 years ago

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

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

Unnoun language detected. Please wait …

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

Trickle or Treat?

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

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

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

This Engrish really trickles my fancy.

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

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

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

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

timmy
timmy
5 years ago

I wonder,for which College did she Matriklate?

timmy
timmy
5 years ago

I often get tears when I reveal my remorse.

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
5 years ago

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

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

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

jjhitt
jjhitt
5 years ago

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

jjhitt
jjhitt
5 years ago

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

Frank Burns
Frank Burns
5 years ago

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

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

Is this a trickle question?

Sparky
Sparky
5 years ago

Her remorse was flunking out of English class.

Lora
Lora
5 years ago

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

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
5 years ago

She’s a nun not a noun.

EffEff
EffEff
5 years ago

Trickle-down economics?

Droll not Troll
Droll not Troll
5 years ago

trickle (noun) The syrup byproduct of sugar refining.

Mr. Wrong
Mr. Wrong
5 years ago

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?

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

Caption is noun at here!

szk
szk
5 years ago

@algernon

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

The Dude
The Dude
5 years ago

There’s no cure if you got the trickle.

TS
TS
5 years ago

Never chew a pickle with a little slap and trickle…

Marum
Marum
5 years ago

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

Marum
Marum
5 years ago

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

Marum
Marum
5 years ago

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

Marum
Marum
5 years ago

@jjhitt. I am now well past tense.

RT
RT
5 years ago

i had many feels reading this english lesson

EffEff
EffEff
5 years ago

It just tears me up!

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
5 years ago

noun area trickling

adjective forbidden

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
5 years ago

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

coffeebot
coffeebot
5 years ago

classic nounalizing

spareocean
spareocean
5 years ago

Merriam Webster is going to be pissed with this.

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

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

sirpaulfan
sirpaulfan
5 years ago

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

sirpaulfan
sirpaulfan
5 years ago

I don’t agree with trickle noun theory

El-Juan
El-Juan
5 years ago

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

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