The English language remains strange to me. Aside from my difficulty in understanding correct grammar, and me using “he” when I mean “she” and vice versa (apparently it’s a Filipino thing?), there are other things in this language that I just don’t have a clue. Here are some case in point:
awe: feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
some: at least a small amount or number
full: not lacking; complete
I know that full is much more than some; but why is awesome so much better than awful?
park: bring a vehicle to a halt and leave it temporarily
drive: operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
way: a road, track, path, or street for traveling along
Then why the heck we park in the driveway and drive in the parkway?
ugly: unpleasant or repulsive
little: small in size, amount, or degree
big: considerable size, extent, or intensity
So what does pretty ugly (eg. She’s pretty ugly.) or little big (eg. This shoe is a little big.) means?
But I have a feeling I’m not alone.
“If English made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur” — Doug Larson.