Over the years I've collected words that show how difficult the English language is. Here's a sample.
through, cough, dough, plough, rough cove, move, love nose, dose, lose flour, tour, your brood, flood, good beat, threat, great batch, watch bomb, comb, womb ponder, wonder now, low stork, work sand, wand cone, done drought, fought brown, grown few, sew fraught, draught bead, dead number, dumber tower, mower con, ton book, spook fury, bury
I would love for someone to explain the rules of pronunciation to me. While it's great that immigrants learn our language, we certainly don't make it easy for them. Hence, the reason the children pick it up faster than the adults. They're immersed in it. They grow up with it. Yet whenever immigration is an issue--a manufactured hot button topic--the language difference is always brought up. Immigrants should be required to speak our lawless English which should also be our official language.