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'Your English Is So Good!'

I can read, write and speak in two other languages in addition to English and have a strong background in a third. My mother tongue is Urdu. However, my children grew up speaking English. After having many entertaining conversations such as the following with my children, I now realize that English is indeed a difficult language to become proficient in.

12 Things That Make Canadian English Unique

Why do we add a u to certain words? Think honour or colour. Why do we use a z instead of an s in words like recognized? Why do we pronounce it zed and not zee like our southern neighbours? We may spea...