It’s the most widely-spoken language in the world, but some would say it’s also one of the strangest. Yes, English is the international language of business, science and medicine – it’s even the most popular language in the Eurovision Song Contest – but let’s face it: English is a bit weird, isn’t it? The English language doesn’t seem to believe in things like consistent spelling and pronunciation rules, nor does it ever feel the need to explain its mass of irregular verbs and weird conjugations. More.

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