The comedian’s video on the peculiarity of the English language is a success | The comedian’s video on the peculiarity of the English language is a huge success [WATCH]
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- Stage Door Johnny has several other videos on his Instagram page
- In each video he focuses on a different particularity regarding the use of words, collective nouns, verbs and other parts of speech.
A comedian’s take on the complexity and strangeness of the English language has gone viral and has won the approval of thousands of internet users.
The cabaret artist, who goes by Instagram called ‘stage_door_johnny’, gave his personal take on simple things that are often made difficult by the grammatical peculiarities of the language.
The video shows the comedian discussing the meaning of “road” with himself.
“We need a name for a route that connects two points,” he says. To which the other responds: “A road?
He continues: “Great, it was easy.
“But if there are buildings on it, call it a street.”
Yes. And if there are trees, call it an avenue. “
“Trees as well as buildings?” “
” Is. Both.
“But I thought a road with buildings was a street?” “
“Or an avenue.”
“And if it’s narrow, call it an alley and if it’s wide, call it a boulevard.”
Watch it here:
In the following example, he asks if there is a word for getting off a plane. Then, the other answers him: “Disembark”.
He then said, “Oh, okay. And get off a train? “
And the answer is, “Get off”.
“Get off? That’s more it. How about you get off a plane?”
Stage Door Johnny has several other videos on his Instagram page. In each video, he focuses on a different particularity regarding the use of words, collective nouns, verbs and other parts of speech.
This one on the “road” and the “descent of plane” collected more than 10 000 views
His number of followers has already crossed the million mark on TikTok and is at 16,800 on Instagram.