What is wrong with the English language? I know it's one of the most difficult languages to learn because it's made entirely out of exceptions and we refuse to acknowledge the rest of the planet's agreed-upon vowel usage. But as Tom Scott shows in his new "Things You Might Not Know" video, this is just madness.


I mean, who comes up with a word like "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" — technical term or not — with the intention of doing anything other than making spelling bee contestants crap their pants in terror? Thank goodness most of us are so lazy we've even abbreviated "oh my god" and "O-M-G" even though it saves us no speaking time whatsoever.

[Via Laughing Squid]

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