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