This week we’re talking about English language oddities.
What’s odd… unusual… and strange about the language.
One reader points out that in the word “unusual”, the letter “u” is pronounced three different ways.
That is odd!
And English is the only language that has spelling competitions.
Is that true?
Schools don’t have spelling contests in your country?
I never knew that.
Another reader noticed that the stuff you brush your teeth with is, in fact, not called “teethpaste.”
I never thought about that either…
And have you ever noticed this?
When someone wants to call you in the future, they’ll say, “What’s your number?”
But we’ve got many numbers — not just one!
Join the discussion!
Share your observations in the comments section below.