Why English is So Hard?
Why English is so hard?
We will begin with a box, and the plural is boxes
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese
You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice
But the plural of house is houses, not hice
If the plural of man is always called man
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
The cow in the plural maybe cows or kine
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine
And I speak of a foot and you show me your feet
But I give you a boot, would be a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set is teeth
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this, and the plural is these
Should the plural of kiss be nick named kese?
Then one maybe that, and three maybe those
Yet the plural of hat would never be hose
We speak of a brother, and also the brethren
But though we say, mother we never say methren
The masculine pronouns are he, his, and him
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim
So our English I think you will agree,
Is the trickiest language you ever did see!