Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Me, Myself and I

Grammar. Ugh! The English language has the distinction of being one of the most difficult languages to learn. Some of these reasons are: we have rules, but there are exceptions to the rules; we have synonyms (which are words that supposedly mean the same thing, but not really); homophones; idioms; pronunciation and spelling riddles. How do you say "wreck"? The "w" is silent. How do you spell it? What's with the "w"?

Click "Me," "Myself," and "I" to see a video from the TED-Ed team on when to use the former pronouns written by Emma Bryce.

I think the person(s) who invented the English language were erudite sadists! "Let's invent a language that is replete with contradictions and has a plethora of rules that hordes of people will be incapable of speaking or writing it correctly. Hee, hee!" Scholarly men wringing their hands in delight.

Not funny, guys!

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