There's a popular saying that English is actually three languages in a trenchcoat, and anyone who comes from another linguistic background can definitely see why that saying came to be. The rules of English can be infuriatingly inconsistent at times, especially with pronunciation
. For example: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." I mean, really, WTF is up with all the different ways to pronounce "-ough" in that sentence?
That said, it's not like other languages don't have their pitfalls too!