Г-н Фаршеклоакин (spamsink) wrote in linguaphiles,
Г-н Фаршеклоакин
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Linguistic jokes

Words than can be formally interpreted as different parts of speech can be used in linguistic jokes. A well-known (> 80,000 ghits) Russian one is "Крокодил, крокожу, и буду крокодить!" that can be loosely translated into English as "Quadruped, quadruping, and will quadrup!" (in Russian, the last two letters of the word крокодил 'crocodile' are the same as in the past tense suffix of many verbs).

Are there any human languages that do not admit that kind of jokes?
Tags: morphology
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