English is a Funny Language

‘English is a funny language.’ This phrase has been used so often that it has become clichéd. But how funny is English actually? Let’s check out some examples and then you can decide.

Homonyms: Same spelling. Same pronunciation. Different meaning. *scratches head in confusion*

These words by far have to be the most annoying ones, having to think which meaning to use every single time. ‘Bow’ would mean to bend forwards, the front part of a ship, a weapon (bow and arrow), and a ribbon among others. Phew!

Silent letter: An alphabet in a word that doesn’t correspond to any sound in the pronunciation of that word. *head scratching intensifies*

Why have alphabets if they are of no use to how those words sound?! Why unleash such confusion on the common masses L. ‘Christmas’ has no ‘T’ sound, ‘phlegm’ has no ‘G’ sound. Oh the horror trying to spell this based on the word sound!

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