Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England.
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find
that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea
pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't
groce and hammers don't ham?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.If
you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do
you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English should be
committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise
man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your
house can burn up as it burns
down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?
lol! Interesting.... Emotion: big smile

/Sameer
Don't blame the English;

we don't have eggplants - they're aubergines
we don't have wise guys - they're American mobsters
we don't have any muffins (English or any other nationalities) - we eat baps, buns and oven bottoms.

The Guinea Pig was originally sold as a pet and cost 1 guinea (nowadays £1.05)
and hamburgers were invented by the Germans based upon an idea from Polish sailors.

You've missed two of the greatest paradoxes;

Americans talk about their right to bear arms when discussing gun ownership, when in England the right to bear arms is something bestowed upon a family by the monarch and means the right to have a 'coat of arms' which would be difficult to wear if taken literally.

From English, rather than American English (abhorrent to the English), we have the problems of taking our language originally from Greek and Latin, but then augmenting it with words from abroad and particularly from the Commonwealth. Hence, the plural of goose is geese, but the plural of mongoose is mongooses.

English is a paradoxical language, and a small amount of insanity is definitely a benefit to learning it. In England we call this mild insanity 'eccentricity'.
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
put the blame on Akon (u can put that blame on me )
hahaha
English is so cool,i love it