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Why the English Language Makes No Sense

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Terri Herman-Ponce

Come on now. We’re all thinking it.

The English language is W.E.I.R.D.

Cough. Dough.
How. Low.
Meat. Great. Threat.

I mean, seriously. Right?

So, today, I wanna see just how much I can make your head spin. Though you might want to consider taking some aspirin first. Or a good, strong drink.

Ready?

Great.

Now, here’s why the English language makes no sense…


Because our spelling is confusing.

Consider this. If you took the rules of English spelling to heart and wanted to spell the word potato with those rules, this is what would happen:

If GH can stand for P as in ‘hiccough’,
If OUGH can stand for O as in ‘dough’,
If PHTH can stand for T as in ‘phthisis’,
If EIGH can stand for A as in ‘neighbor’,
If TTE can stand for T as in ‘gazette’,
If EAU can stand for O as in ‘plateau’,
Then…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Why the English Language Makes No Sense

  1. Thanks for the reblog!

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