102-Year-Old Typographist Edward Rondthaler Explains Why English Is A Ludicrous Language (Video)

Huffington Post UK   Alastair Plumb First Posted: 16/01/12 14:57 Updated: 16/01/12 14:59

Edward Rondthaler was born back in 1905 and died in 2009 at the grand old age of 104, a much-loved and highly-respected typographist.

We introduce you to him because a video he created with type foundry House Industries back in 2007 has gone viral again - and it's such a goodie we can't help share it with you once more.

Displaying astonishing verbal and mental dexterity, he explains via a miniature flip chart just why English as a language makes no sense at all. Sounds a bit boring, doesn't it? Trust us, it isn't. Plus, it ask some seriously important questions...

After all, why doesn't "come" rhyme with "home"? Where's the justice? Where's the... sense, really? Mr. Rondthaler doesn't have the answers, but he's definitely aware of all the problems.

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