English is a very interesting language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; and neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. If it’s your native language, you likely take English for granted. But explore its paradoxes you will discover that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. I mean, really. How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.