@nitinkhanna Noticing the wackiness of English is the beginning of a long, dark road because the wackiness of English is limitless — it’s a promiscuous mutt that shamelessly begs, borrows, or outright steals any word from anywhere. (And sometimes it even steals the same word repeatedly! It took a word from French, and Englished it as chief — then took it again a couple of centuries later, but preserved the French spelling & pronunciation: chef…)
Our esteemed Micro.blog neighbor, @JohnPhilpin, recently shared this long poem, which highlights the demented variations in English pronunciation. Read it and weep.