posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:07 AM
Intricacies of the english language:
1. When a word begins with a silent letter:
What self-respecting language does this? I mean come on, I understand silent p. It comes from Greek, where it isn't silent: pneumonia, psychiatry.
But then you get words with a "silent K!" Knowledge, knight, knife! knack!
2. When a chain of letters doesn't even keep the same sound for a whole word. Think about it. Circle.
3. When 3 or 4 letters sound different together than they could apart:
tion = "shun" Nation sould be pronounced "nate-eye-on." but "nay-shun?"
gh = . . . what, silent? "through"
gh = f Like the F in slough or draught or trough
Then there are English EXPRESSIONS.
Basically, the rule is, in English, the more angry you are, the more you pretend to be polite:
"Will someone please get this f%**# idiot out of my way!"
"Why don't you go and $@#$% yourself?"