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5 Reasons the English Language Makes No Sense


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One of my favourite quotes regarding the English language is the famous "if the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers", by Doug Larson. Now the comic website Cracked has come up with five more! Although it's mostly an American perspective, it's a fun read, filled with interesting information (although it's Cracked - take it with a pinch of salt).

The article: http://www.cracked.com/article_20713_5-reasons-english-language-makes-no-freaking-sense.html/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage

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I honestly laughed out loud at this. There are so many reasons that english doesn't make any sense.

I thought the "crappy handwriting" reason was the best; sat there and giggled a while. It makes perfect sense to me, having studied calligraphy for a while (and, not being much good at it, stopped). It sucks though that these scribes were more obsessed with form than actually preserving the words. The entire concept is just absurd, and it was so long ago it's not like it's fixable. Oh jeez. I feel like reading this again and laughing myself into tears.

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English is one of the only few languages that is actually backwards....for example most languages would start off with saying car......red. You mention the item and then describe it, but in english you say red car which in a way is backwards.

I always thought that's how it usually was in most languages. I mean most Indian languages work that way as well including Hindi.

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