English is the JavaScript of spoken languages.

Just think about it:

- it's extremely wide-spread for historical reasons;

- it is a somewhat random mash-up of at least three other languages;

- as much as all languages have their idiosyncrasies , it tends to have the more confusing ones.


Oh, got one more: working with dates is surprisingly awkward and confusing.

JS: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

English: what does "Next Friday" mean if today is Wednesday?


@rysiek It's ambiguous in other languages too. The interpretation depends on context.

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