Drea decided to make a bold statement by saying that English is the worst language in the world. While many may not agree with her, her frustration is understandable. She goes on to question why the words “womb” and “bomb” aren’t pronounced the same way. They are spelled the same except for one letter, so why wouldn’t they rhyme?
Of course, as you’ve probably picked up on by now, we had to find out why these two words were pronounced differently. According to John Kerpan on Quora, “womb” has roots in a Germanic language while “bomb” comes from a Latin background. Because of this, they are spelled the same but pronounced differently because of their root words. You’ve got to love the knowledge of the world’s word nerds.