The English language is a funny thing, and I'm glad I grew up immersed in it.
I wouldn't want to learn it later.
I mean, I didn't really understand verb conjugation in the English language until I took a Spanish class and learned -o, -eres, -es, -amos, -an. (Thank you, Miss Truby)
Could you imagine being from another country and learning a language like ours?
A language where you can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed but never just plain whelmed.
Where laughter and slaughter look like they should rhyme but don't.
Where "i" before "e" comes except after "c" but not in the words neighbor, weigh, their, either, foreign, seize, neither, leisure, forfeit, height.
We live in a weird society. (That's not mine, but I thought it was funny.)
Where you can have cohorts but never be a hort yourself.
I've come to realize that my relationship with words -- and the English language in general -- is a lot like the ones eight-year-old girls have with each other: One day we're friends; the next day we're not.
What trips you up in the English language?