<iframe title="The english language is a giant meme.." src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/65CFesU4KVQ?feature=oembed" height="113" width="200" style="aspect-ratio: 1.76991 / 1; width: 100%; height: 100%;" allowfullscreen="" allow="fullscreen"></iframe> **Duration:** 11:8 **Language:** **Complexity:** **Topics:** # šŸ“’ Personal Notes --- date: 2024-03-20 --- # YouTube ![]() ## Description: -> [Youtube video Link](https://www.youtube.com/embed/65CFesU4KVQ) ## Summary: The video humorously explores the complexities and inconsistencies within the English language, highlighting how it can be confusing especially for those learning it as a second language. - English has illogical phrases, like parking on driveways and driving on parkways. - Certain words can be both nouns and verbs, leading to complex sentences. - Homonyms and homophones make pronunciation and understanding challenging. - English borrows extensively from other languages, leading to inconsistent spelling and pronunciation rules. - Silent letters in words add to the complexity of learning English spelling. - Contractions and contronyms can make English seem inconsistent or even contradictory. - The use and omission of the Oxford comma can change the meaning of sentences. - English does not always follow logical rules observed in other languages, such as number naming or pronoun structure. - The video promotes Brilliant, a learning platform, highlighting its courses on math, science, and computer science. **Topics and Themes:** - Language - Learning