Well in my view it is broke, Shadow. I noted up above some of the many inconsistences the english language has. I remember in elementary school when the teacher was teaching the spelling 'rules' that there were so many exceptions to every rule that I wondered why bother. And I could never understand why we have letters in words if they are silent- or why a letter has one sound in one word and a different sound in another or why the same word can be spelled three different ways and mean ten different things. Inconsistencies like this really bug me.