Here are some ungrammatical sentences, collected by one of my fellow linguistics students. They all come from Syntax class of some Norwegian university he used to study at, and are examples meant to be ungrammatical.
This is the quote from the facebook-note entitled "Awesome things heard in Syntax 1011!" (I suppose '1011' means 2010-2011):
My friend Esben wrote:
Syntax may not be the most action-packed and awe-inspiring subject, but anyone will agree that, by gods, it is funny!
Who could have known that sorting out ungrammatical phrases and sentences could bring about such an abundance of laughter and uncontrollable joy?
I feel it is my duty to document and share this.
Here is some of the concentrated phrasal brilliance that has been uttered in class so far:
(asterisk (*) marks ungrammaticality or illformedness)
* I saw the him
Bill kissed himself
* He's standable (meaning he can stand)
* He might table
* He has his hands ovder the table (one hand under and one over)
* The alone student
* himself shaved George
* each other wanted to go to the cinema
I am afraid of tigers and fond of clowns without exception
* Mary loved the policeman intensely and Susan did so the baker!
* Johns the destruction
* The Johns destruction
He was having fun being assassinated! :-)
He may have done it, but * may he have not done it?
Que mi gato se enratonó
That my cat itself enmoused (my cat ate too many mice)
* I have become en-hamburgered!
Should they eat cats?
What animals do you think my students eat?
I think my students eat cats! :-D
* Daffodil must sells somethings before she goings home
Jennifer said she will come yesterday
? The toddlers agressed against their teddybears
* The saucepan can teapot if we're desperate
* The dog is underneathing the house
And that's it so far! Remember to obey grammar, so you wont find your own phrases suddenly appearing on a list like this. The grammar-nazis hear everything! Muhahaha
More will hopefully follow!
I have tagged people who I think at some point have also been language-nerds to some degree ;)
Lotsk for evigt
Some of these I don't get, but most are really funny. I think we should start using the preposition ovder
My name is Christian Munk, and I may be
a chipmunk afterall.
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