I've noticed hundreds of little things in our language that just don't make any sense. The use of "silent letters", the pronunciation of some words relative to their spelling, and plenty of others. Here's one that really got me thinking: The word "horrific" comes from the word "horrible", or "horror". Therefore, "horrific" means something is horrible, or bad. However, the word "terrific" means something is good. But it seems to me that the word "terrific" comes from the word "terrible" or "terror", akin to "horrific". So why does it have a positive meaning?? Another one: The word "Comb". We know how it's pronounced, with the O sounding like it does when you say the letter alone. c-O-mb. The word "tomb". Spelled exactly the same but for the first letter, and you say it with the "oooo" sound. WHY? I don't get it. Post any other frustrations caused by our "beautiful" language here. If you think about it, they're really pretty easy to find.