10 Reasons Why English is ABSURD!

If you ask me which language it is that does not follow its own rules, I’d swear it is English. It is self-contradictory, strange, and ever-evolving! The pronunciation of words is bizarre at times and subject to change without prior notice.

Let’s see how!

  1. We have noses that run and feet that smell!
  2. We fill in a form by filling it out.
  3. The plural of fox is foxes, but the plural of ox is oxen.
  4. ‘Everybody’ means more than one person, yet we say ‘everybody is happy’ and not ‘everybody are happy’
  5. Why is it that ‘revolution’, ‘situation’, ‘dictation’ end in tion but ‘dimension’ ends with sion?
  6. ‘Found missing’, ‘Seriously Funny’, ‘Pretty ugly’ – Oxymorons are strange!
  7. At a restaurant, the one who serves food is called a ‘waiter‘ even though it is the customer who does the waiting.
  8. Cheetahs, Lions, Hyenas, Bears, Bobcats – all belong to different species, yet their young ones are called cubs.
  9. The sentence – “All the faith he had had had had no effect on him” makes perfect sense!
  10. ‘Let’s eat Grandma!’ or ‘Let’s eat, Grandma!’ – Punctuation saves lives!’


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