I’ve heard that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Most times, I don’t notice the weirdness of my native tongue but every now and then…
Wind. As I wind the dial, the wind threatens to blow me off the dais.
Read/Reed/Red. The reed turned red as I read the reader.
The Moody Blues released Nights in White Satin in 1967, a rather provocative title. Lots of emotional value.
Change Nights to Knights and a completely different image is created. (No *kidding*, I thought it was 'Knights' until just a few years ago)
John Fogerty wrote and performed Bad Moon Rising with his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Maybe my speakers were defective or CCR slurred the words because I thought they were telling me ‘…there’s a bathroom on the right…’ for long time.