09 Sep '12, 10am

#English is a weird #language

I found this to be rather naive. It would take the most simple research to find out why each of these examples are the way they are. Instead of saying “Go Figure.” Put a little effort into it and “Go Google.” I suggest, if you are interested in actually knowing why English is the way it is, that you read ‘The Mother Tongue’ by Bill Bryson. English is like any other language, constantly evolving. It has brushed close to and melded with other languages and cultures and even been deliberately crafted into being. Any CH that sounds like SH generally comes from French….therefore it’s not English. Pop comes from Papa, and its equivalent is Mom (which comes from Mama). The only actual English for this is Father and Mother and more recently Dad. Papa is technically French from Greek. Noses don’t technically run. That’s just commonly used bad grammar. The mucus runs, just like a ri...

Full article: http://www.vincentchow.net/885/english-is-a-weird-language

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