19 Times The English Language Made Absolutely No Sense Whatsoever
"English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat."
Sometimes the English language seems like a really, really elaborate prank:
English words just sorta take rules and ideas from wherever the hell they want:
Nouns can become verbs and still make sense, somehow:
Sometimes there are silent letters in words JUST BECAUSE:
Sometimes, you practically need a diagram to make sense of a sentence:
You could be saying a phrase one way for years, and then someone else breaks it down for you and you realize you've been speaking nonsense:
For people whose first language is English, they've all internalized rules that they weren't even aware of:
If you've only ever seen a word written down, there's a very good chance you have no idea how to say it aloud:
The language doesn't care about making words rhyme:
No, but seriously, why does this make sense???
There are so many examples of this, it makes you want to break something:
Somehow our brains can understand sentences that are incomprehensible on purpose:
And the proper spelling depends on where on the planet you are:
English doesn't have any definite rules about pronunciation:
We often make strict grammar rules, only to immediately make a bunch of exceptions to those rules:
Sometimes there are subtle differences that you'd never notice until someone pointed it out to you:
The fact that all of these sentences are grammatically correct should make everyone furious:
The language's spelling conventions are so difficult that we actually hold competitions:
And English even has several words that mean both one thing and its opposite — WHAT?! Okay, I need to go lie down.
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