The Evil that is English….

From OMG Facts:

“A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

I often use the example of the pronunciation of “ough” in discussing spontaneous order. Languages emerge and evolve spontaneously. Who on earth could have designed English?

Hat Tip: Joey Coon


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