The English language can be a bit of an oddball and here are a couple of amusing quotes to illustrate the fact.
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. -Doug Larson Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. - Robert BenchleyI like the word ‘indolence.’ It makes my laziness seem classy. - Bern Williams The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant. If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a Bostonian ‘pahks’ his ‘cah,’ the lost ‘r’s migrate southwest, causing a Texan to ‘warsh’ his car and invest in ‘erl wells.' - Author Unknown England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard ShawFrom now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. - Winston ChurchillAs far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. - Calvin Trillin