“English is weird. It can be understood through tough, thorough, thought though.”
– unknown (teeshirt saying found in Signals.com catalog)
I found the above in a catalog, and though merely intended as humor, it has a ring of truth to it. I’ve heard that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, because unlike most other languages, we have a fairly blatant disregard for common rules. “Here’s the rule, except when it’s not…” seems to be the standard. Even so, as writers, it is our task to make those words all come together in a way that makes sense to the reader, and hopefully has meaning beyond the correctness of the wording.
Best of luck in your writing endeavors this new year. I’ve rather been languishing myself, but a recent burst of inspiration has spawned two short fan fiction stories (in a new universe than the one I usually write), with a third in progress. Hey, I’ll take what I can get if it motivates me writing again. I’ll work on going back to my WIP in due course.