As native speakers of the English language, we have internalised linguistic rules that are automatic to us, but can actually be very complex. One such rule concerns word ordering. Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. What this means is that while you might describe a kitten as a “cute little brown cat”, you probably wouldn’t call it a “brown little cute cat”. And we do that without even thinking about it. Isn’t that amazing?