The English language was created by mostly clowns.
Many years ago, I was a middle school history teacher and one of the history classes I taught was American History for students who were learning to speak English. Most of these kids were between 13-14, and most had already learned enough English to do well verbally but their spelling was often a wild ride, lol.
I had about 15 students in this particular class and most of them were Spanish speakers either from Mexico or Central America. The second largest group were from the Middle East- I had a couple of kids from Pakistan, one from Israel and one from Afghanistan.
Most of these students were very bright and spoke very good English, but their spelling lagged behind verbal skills. I remember some of the words they struggled with on paper, and it makes you realize that English is somewhat confusing to learn how to spell. Some of the words and phrases I remember making the spelling “hall of fame” were phrases like , “no weigh” for “no way”, “threw” for “through”, “wood” for “would”, “weather or not” for “whether or not”, to name a few.
I learned a lot from these kids. Between them, there were 7 different languages and 5 different religions. And amazingly, they all got along very well. The one thing they all had in common was they were teenagers who wanted to learn English to fit in. And to learn how to be an American.