You probably already know this, but English is a strange, strange language. If you think it's not, then I'm sorry, but your bubble is about to be burst.
There are a ton of rules to speaking and writing in English, but sometimes it's the exception to those rules that are even more annoying. Even worse, there are some words and phrases that defy any sort of metric and only exist to bring us anarchy and chaos.
Here's a list of some of the words and phrases in the English language that have never made any sense and never will.
1.The word "colonel" is pronounced like the word "kernel."
2."Through," "thorough," and "trough" should all sound the same if they insist on being spelled with -ough.
3.The word "Wednesday" is spelled the way that it is and it really shouldn't be.
4."Flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same thing, and it's a crime against common sense.
5.The plural form of "box" is "boxes," but the plural of "ox" is "oxen." Make it make sense.
6.Along those lines, if the plural of "goose" is "geese," then the plural of "moose" should be "meese."
7.Both "that that" and "had had" are acceptable within the rules of English grammar.
8."Worse" sounds different than all the other words that end in -orse, and there's simply no reason for that.
9."Famous" and "infamous" aren't antonyms, for some reason.
10.The concept of a "pair" of pants is hard to understand.
11.The amount of English words that contain silent letters is simply...too many.
12.There are too many words that are spelled differently but sound the same.
13."Heart," "beard," and "heard" all have different vowel sounds even though they have the same vowels.
14.The number 40 is written "forty," but 4 is written "four."
15.Some contractions sound fine at the end of a sentence, but others don't.
16.We say "double u double u double u" when it would be quicker and easier to say "world wide web."
17.And finally, the pronunciation of bologna is just not right.
In conclusion: English is weird, man.
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