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The English language is amazing.  It's also very difficult to learn in adulthood.  So many rules, and so many exceptions to those rules!

But mastering the language is well worth it.  In addition to mastery of English providing career opportunities, one can have great fun with words.

More below the orange cumulo-nimbus!

Did you know that the phrase race car, spelled backwards, still spells race car?

And the same is true of: Madam, I'm Adam"?

And that the word eat is the only word that, if you take the first letter and move it to the last, spells the word's own past tense, ate?

And that "strengths" is the longest English word with only one vowel?

And here's one that will really blow your mind....

If you rearrange the letters in the phrase, Tea Party Republicans, and add just a few more letters, it spells:

Shut the f-ck up, you pathetic, progress-blocking, benefit-grabbing, obstructionist, out-of-the-closet-racist, resource-sucking, anti-tax, homophobic, violent hypocrites and mindless, uncompromising, unrealistic fools; and deal with the fact that you've nearly wrecked the country, and that our President is Black, so get over it!
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