Lets face it - English is a crazy language
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger,
English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet at all, are meat.
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
What other reason could there be for saying that people recite at a play and play at a recital?
Or, ship cargo by truck and send cargo by ship?
Or, have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike?
How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?
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.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race which, of course, isn't a race at all.
That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.