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Bill Brown

A complicated man.

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One of the many things that having children has taught me is that English is a very difficult language. If they weren't totally immersed in it from birth, I don't know how you'd learn it. (As an aside, I have a lot of respect for anyone that picks English up as a second language.)

A favorite quirk of mine is how pronunciations change wildly and seemingly for no reason. For example:

Life the thing we only have one of (hard "i")
Live what we do with that (short "i")
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night (long "i")
Lives the present participle (short "i")
Lives two or more (long "i")

For more English fun, you can't go wrong with contronyms.