Curiosities of the English Language

I really love the bizarre complexities of the English language. Here's a short and fun guest post by Angela Han of The Expert Editor and Global English Editor.

English may be the language of globalization, but it can be a tricky one to get right.

When learning and practicing English, it’s important to remember it’s all about making room for exceptions.

This is because English is full of contradictions and flexible grammar 'rules'. On top of that, its vocabulary is sometimes nonsensical, with different words to express the same idea.

If you’re going to navigate the language successfully, you’ll need patience, determination, and a healthy sense of humor.

Here's 7 curiosities of the English language to scratch your head at:

[Photo: Flowers at the Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado, 2015]