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If xylophone is pronounced zahy-luh-fohn (per Webster)...

Then, why don't we get z-rays at the doctor's office? LOL.


Asked by specialwingz at 1:04 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Hahaha. My foreign relatives are constantly asking me about these inconsistencies. English has so many exceptions to rules it's ridiculous. English is a very hard language to learn, I sympathize with those trying to learn it!

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 1:15 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • X= ecks or z

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:06 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I know the technicalities. But, I still think it's funny, our English language.

    Comment by specialwingz (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I hear ya, Sabrina! We have there, their & they're. We have to, two & too. We have I before E except after C and any oher time we feel like it. I could go on & on. We have drought where the "gh" is silent & draught which is pronounced with an "f". But, who knows why the difference. LOL. I speak 7 different languages (lived around the world). And, I've been told by all other countries, that the English language is the hardest to learn.

    Comment by specialwingz (original poster) at 1:23 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Lol.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:38 PM on Oct. 8, 2010