This Youtube video is a delightful look at some of the idiosyncrasies of English:) The video has a 102 year-old gentleman (Ed Rondthaler) showing only a few of them. Sit back and ponder the "joy" of English spelling:)
See if you can bring this in to your classes as a fun activity. I picture weaving into an editing session on their essays. It is at this point that kids whine about how difficult English spelling is. To be honest, even adult English speakers (here even teachers) grapple with it regularly.
Sit back and laugh along with Ed:)
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