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Some Humorous Looks at the English Language

English is Tough Stuff

Another Look at the same Complications

Some other reasons to be grateful if you grew up speaking English (and very tolerant of the struggles of those who did not)

Some Prose further Reiterating the Complexities of English

Contrary to popular belief the pun is the highest form of English Language Humor

Ode to the Spell Checker!

25 English Language Oddities


Links to some of the worst writing ever in the English Language

  • The Eye of Argon (and a MST3K version).
  • The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

    "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."