English is stupid

Eat…sounds the same as sweet…despite being spelled like sweat…what da fux…


Japanese is stupid. I was waiting for the right thread


Slim chance and fat chance mean the same thing.



I always find “a near miss” pretty confusing. I would think if you missed nearly, you made a near miss…

Debt and doubt…are prime examples of useless stupid and confusing silent letters…who did this…they are asshats…why would you pick b for a silent letter…its dumb…there he is again…


Go and be thankful you don’t talk Persian, none of it means same in different situations​:sweat_smile::joy:

Why does fridge have a D but refrigerator does not.


English is a very bizarre and beautiful language.

It’s quite the dichotomy in that aspect.

I have heard that some people that immigrate to America have a hard time understanding some of the slang.

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Some languages are poetic, some are romantic, some speak of power, some are logical and almost mechanic.

Your damn right, what da fux?

Yea English crammed like 5 European languages into one…plus a dead language…all the ■■■■■■■■ none of the beauty…

Let’s face it English is a stupid language.

There is no egg in the eggplant, no ham in the hamburger and neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in Eng-land, French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted.
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly, boxing rings are square and guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth.
If the teacher taught, why didn’t the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and drive on parkways.

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down and in which you fill in a form by filling it out. And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not com-puters, and it reflects the creativity of the hu-man race (which of course isn’t a race at all). That is why when the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible. And why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts but when I wind up this story it ends?

And more…

Some food for “Thought”…

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
Why is a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

If horrific means to make horrible, does terri-fic mean to make terrible?
Why isn’t 11 pronounced onety one?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen de-frocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons de-barked and dry cleaners depressed?

Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure ?

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disori-ented?

If people from Poland are called “Poles,” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holes?”


You win…hands down…

Skitzowfrenia skitsowefrinea

And what’s up with “ough” words?
“though” (cf. toe).
“through” (cf. true).
“rough” (cf. ruffian).
“cough” (cf. coffin).
“thought” (cf. taut).
“bough” (cf. to bow).

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How come their, there, and they’re sound so similar?

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■■■■■ all you want, but,


valuable and invaluable are not opposites :slight_smile:

I still make pronouncing mistakes in English for words I have read but never talked about and stuff and I don’t really watch TV.

I have made mistakes for words like
Such as Sew - Hampshire, tulle, hmmmm what else,

i never had a good english my english is still improper …U have beautiful english …!!! i am in love with ur english …!!

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English IS stupid. That’s why so many international treaties are still drawn up in French, which is a very precise language.


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