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It’s a Funny Old World

Hilarious language mishaps revealed by Buzzfeed staffer Andy Neuenschwander included the confession from a Twitter user: ‘I’ve been googling “sack rat” for half an hour because I forgot the word “kangaroo”.’

When another forgetful correspondent could not remember the word tumbleweed, their Googling attempts included ‘rolling hay’, ‘wind garbage’, and ‘if a town is deserted this happens on the ground’.

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