English is a peculiar language, what with its many letters that are left silent. To make pronunciation even more challenging, which letters are silent is not always consistent. This is often due to the introduction of words from foreign tongues, such as French and Texan.
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Internet comedian Matt Colbo addresses the complexity of English pronunciation by imagining an encounter in the woods with an alternate universe version of himself–one from a universe in which every letter is pronounced.
As far as encounters alone in the woods with versions of yourself from alternate universes, that’s a pretty fortunate encounter.
-via Nag on the Lake