“Why English is Hard To Learn”

“We’ll begin with a box; the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen not oxes
One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese,
But the plural of moose is never called meese.
 
You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice;
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
The plural of man is always men,
But the plural of pan is never pen.
 
If I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet,
And I give you a book, would pair be a beek?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth
Why shouldn’t two booths be called beeth?
 
If the singular’s this and the plural is these
Should the plural of kiss be ever called keese?
 
We speak of a brother and also of brethren
But tough we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him:
But imagine the feminine…she, shis and shim.”
 
Anonymous
 
Catherine Kane1/22/14

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