Is the word "lurn" in the phrase "It's time to lurn together" just an intentional misspelling of "learn" or does it have another meaning here?


T-Shirt with phrase 'It's time to lurn together'


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"Learn" is this context is intentionally misspelled to add humor to the context. It shows that they have much left to learn since they misspelled the word "learn" itself.


Most people familiar with the language would recognise that lurn is not an English word.

                     It's time to lurn together...

..in one-word, it's being enter image description here.

Incidentally, if you google "lurn", you get a result similar to "learn.


I think "lurn" is an intentional misspelling of "learn".

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    It isn't slang, just an intentional misspelling, as you say.
    – TimR
    Apr 2, 2015 at 13:35
  • Lets call it "Internet slang" then :). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang
    – thelogix
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:12
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    Link us to an example of "lurn" as "internet slang", please. If you'll do that I can upvote.
    – user98990
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:22
  • @LittleEva, i can't, but knowyourmeme.com/memes/internet-slang explicitly lists "intentional misspellings". And we see examples all the time, with famous misspellings like "Teh", "Can i haz sum cheezburgers" or "dat gurl". I think "lurn" for "learn" is excactly in this category.
    – thelogix
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:50
  • You may be correct, then again, "lurn" may be more "T-shirt" slang then internet slang.
    – user98990
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:56

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