Eye love the language, and eye mean no offense hear.
But seriously, who coined the initial words / spellings of the most popular and one of my favourite languages?
Here are some examples that make me wonder:
Chivalry: If they want it to sound like shi-valry, why not spell it Shivalry? They use Chi for words like China, Chimpanzee, Child and Chicken. Imagine how these words would sound now if we go with the "Shi" version.
Then, Than: Do you have any idea how many students score less in exams just because of this E and A confusion? What's the logic?
To, Two, Too: Seriously? The person who did this definitely wanted to earn the title - No one can beat me in English.
I go, They go: Then why She go'es' and He go'es'? Why the discrimination towards He and She?
Who deleted / inserted the U?: So, in some countries favour, saviour, etc. and in other countries favor, savior, etc. Imagine the plight of writers.
Chrysanthemum: Come on now, it has 11 of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Sure I was tempted to search "What Word Uses Every Letter in the Alphabet", thankfully there is no word... yet.
Talking about alphabets, who coined the word ALPHABET? I bet, the person saying ALPHA-BETa-theta slept midway, someone overheard and coined the word.
Okay, that's eat four now... I mean that's it for now. See you around the A-Z Blogging challenge.
tussi great ho.ReplyDelete
Thank you JanakiDelete
Oh I completely agree with you. I am teaching my 5 year old phonics right now and really nothing makes any sense. English is a very funny language!ReplyDelete
Trying to explain sounds to children is tough when it comes to English!ReplyDelete
And I dread the day S goes to school....Imagine trying to explain all that to him phew !!!!!ReplyDelete
Excellent post. Why do we pronounce "nife" for knife? Why use the K when we don't need it.?ReplyDelete
Died laughing !!!
When I was first correcting my son's kindergarten spelling, I came to the realization of how silly English was!! :DReplyDelete
Anuradha, enjoyed this post. English is a very phunny language as Amitabh Bachchan says. :) You will enjoy Bahasa / Malay. Have a look at it.ReplyDelete
Ha ha! Was never able to explain to my daughter why light is not lite and lite is not light! Still, English has become the universal language. Sigh... And here we are interacting in the same. Good Post.ReplyDelete
I remember there is question asked by Dharmendra's character in Chupke CHupke..ReplyDelete
To is pronounced too, do is doo then why is go not gooo :P
I remembered that tooDelete
hahaha :D what creativity speciallt alpha beta theta part :DReplyDelete
enjoyed reading it...
This was hilarious. :)ReplyDelete
Lol.. Two Good :P If some one had his/her way we would spell FISH as GH-O-TI (GH from trough, O from women, and TI from dictaTIon) :PReplyDelete
I love your randomness Anu. So far Thizz izz my fav post. You forgot how the words are turned and twisted to make them stylish and also the SMS Sland U 4got :DReplyDelete
awesome and original! Have read a number of peeves in my time - but this beats all. :)ReplyDelete
Your post is inspired by Chupke Chupke or you inspired it ?ReplyDelete
Dearest Creature in creation; Study English pronunciationReplyDelete
(I challenge you to read this, out loud, in one go)
Brilliant!!!! Loved it!Delete
English is a very phunny (funny) language ... as said in chupke chupke... :)ReplyDelete
English. It's not for everyone. :)ReplyDelete
Heather M. Gardner
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Bring it more Anu..it is cool...ReplyDelete
Ha ha..reason why I shared the video with you on FB. :)ReplyDelete
Loved your post and u did earn the title - no one can beat me in satire ;)ReplyDelete
Hi. BlogwatiG's 'ray-come-end-a-shun' led me here. Wonderful blog.ReplyDelete
English is a funny language indeed. I don't think there are too many languages out there that have so many words that sound the same but mean different things. The list is endless - led-lead, read-reed, deer-dear, wear-where, politician-jackass, etc
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