1) English Words with Quirky Logic
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger.
Have you noticed that there is neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England
French fries do not originate in France.
A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And there are no hogs in Hogmanay.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
You cannot buy boots in Boots nor virgins in Virgin. You cannot buy threshers in Threshers and the Superdrug chain is a big disappointment.
Quicksand only works slowly
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
2) Strange Words
There is no parlour in in parlous. (Parlous - dangerous, hazardous)
Sweetmeats are sweets while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
When you are incommunicado: you are without the means to communicate.
3) The Problem with Speaking English
Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.