DailyDirt: English Curiosities

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The English language is one of the hardest languages to learn. There are countless irregularities and significant differences between written and spoken English grammar that can trip up almost anyone. Here are just a few linguistic analyses of slightly older versions of English . If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Rekrul, 13 Jun 2013 @ 1:21am

    The most significant change to the English language is...

    Judging by what I've been seeing on the net, the next big change to the English language will probably the acceptance of making any word past tense by adding "ed" to the end of it.

    You may have even seen people do this and not even noticed it, but then when you thinked about it later, something striked you as odd. I'll admit that it drived me nuts at first, but then I sleeped on it and it growed on me. Suddenly, it all maked sense. Why learn complicated alternate spellings for past tense words when you can just add "ed" to the end of a word? Isn't that betterer? ;)

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