English is a bizarre language, full of funny quirks. For how do you explain the fact that there is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger? Not only that, English is full of paradoxes…
- We find that boxing rings are square and quicksand can work slowly.
- Isn’t it baffling that writers write, but hammers don’t ham?
- Why is it that a slim chance and a fat chance are the same thing, but a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
- Doesn’t it seem crazy that the plural of goose is geese, but the plural of moose is not meese?
- Isn’t it weird that we talk of a brother and brethren, but although we say mother, we never say methren?
Ah, the delightful idiosyncrasies of the English language − a language with so many rules and far too many exceptions.