Monday, February 05, 2007

English is insane

Check out the number of different pronunciations of -ough in the following sentence:

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

It's insane!

1 comment:

Rauf said...

yes it is.

don't argue
mother tongue

if it is argew it should be tongew
it is arg and tung