Blessed be those who didn't have to go through the trouble of learning English. Some might say that learning Japanese or Icelandic might be the most difficult task out there, but even the most complicated aspects of those languages have some kind of logic behind them. English, on the other hand, has some truly nonsensical characteristics to it and a plethora of arbitrary rules.

Those with English as their native language never have to consciously work through the kinks of spelling out Wednesday or why writers write, but fingers don't fing and grocers don't groce. Learning English as a secondary language is a real minefield once you figure out the basics and step into more specific areas. And these people decided to point some of the most confusing things out there to prove their point. English is a weird language and at times makes absolutely no sense, especially for a language that is so widespread.

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English-Language-Logic-No-Sense

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Orillion 2 months ago

Who's up for the defenestration of Donald Trump. I say we do it overmorrow.

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English Nonsense

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Lilli 2 months ago

*mind blown*

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To be fair, many linguists would easily find a logical answer to most of the problems presented in these messages, as English language has a lot of nuances (like words being borrowed from Latin and Greek, or the fact that some words had their origins lost or they ceased to be used in spoken language). However, that doesn't mean that they still don't fail to confuse people trying to learn the language, as even the most sound explanation might seem nonsensical when the original problem could be solved by, well... changing the language? Ah, let's leave this for the linguists to figure out and non-native speakers to be confused about, right?

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HANS 2 months ago

You just ruined the ending for me!

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#4

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Chicken Pox 2 months ago

This is genius!

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#5

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PyroarRanger 2 months ago

Oh shit.

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#6

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SykesDaMan 2 months ago

It took me a while to remember which one is positive and which one is negative between horriffic and terrfic...

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#7

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Kaisu 2 months ago

This is definitely really interesting!

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#8

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Lilli 2 months ago

I feel you dude

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#9

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So Dou 2 months ago

We have the exact same word in french and with the same meaning ... others meaning too ;)

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#10

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Carson Skjerdal 2 months ago

That is incredible ha ha

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#11

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Yoel Schvarcz 2 months ago

In french it's called Double-V

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#12

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Kaisu 2 months ago

English pronunciation was invented by Satan

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Full Name 2 months ago

What profession is a handyman in then?

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#14

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Artex Gorilla 2 months ago

Brits also use 'Quite' in a sarcastic manner if agreeing with someone (who they don't agree with).

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chillchillpill 2 months ago

A Centurion walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says "five beers please".

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juice 2 months ago

no one knows

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#17

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Eirik Johnsbråten 2 months ago

I sent a cent with a peculiar scent.

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#18

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Katie Axon 2 months ago

You're built upside-down!

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#19

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PyroarRanger 2 months ago

America explain... I am confusion!!

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#20

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ZANDA 2 months ago

This bothers me iether.

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#21

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ZANDA 2 months ago

It depends. "lead" and "lead" might not rhyme either.

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#22

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HANS 2 months ago

I'd rather not do either or do neither.

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#23

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Katie Axon 2 months ago

"Fat chance" is sarcastic.

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#24

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Bleh 2 months ago

This made more sense than it should've

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Aldhissla VargTimmen 2 months ago

There's a broadcasted spelling competition for the Dutch language as well ^^ Dutch is easier though, makes more sense :)

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#26

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Tina Hugh 2 months ago

If this isn’t true, it should be

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#27

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Kaisu 2 months ago

When I hear someone say "the other day", I assume it's something within a month. I never think someone would mean something they did like a year ago

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Full Name 2 months ago

I wonder if uncovered wagons were the first form of mass transportation so you literally were "on" it.

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#29

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Katie Axon 2 months ago

It comes from Greek. Stephen is the original spelling. People started using Steven instead because it makes more sense in English, but some people choose to spell it the original way instead.

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#30

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ZANDA 2 months ago

People woud pronounce "frige" differently

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Katie Axon 2 months ago

You can tell which it is from the way they say it, but I don't know the terms to actually explain it because American education is pathetic.

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#32

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Because it has nothing to do with the words man/woman and comes from Latin humanus

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#33

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Mira Maier 2 months ago

Because Zoe and all her different writings are Greek and therefore English rules don't apply.

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#34

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Daria B 2 months ago

Heh. This one is cute. ♥

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#35

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Evil Little Thing 2 months ago

WATCH ME! You can food anything if you just eat it.

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#36

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Because "Philippines" is in English while "Filipino/Filipina" is Spanish. No need to stress out. In Spanish the country is Filipinas. All is well, they're just words in two different languages!

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#37

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

Y’all.

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#38

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Daria B 2 months ago

One is AWful, the other is AWEsome. Maybe here lies the difference.

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#39

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Katie Axon 2 months ago

Balogna and Sean both come from other languages.

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Piou 2 months ago

You mean man's laughter isn't the same as manslaughter? Hmmm maybe I should reconsider my hobbies

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