"Fair is fair."
It's only today that I realized I don't understand what that means. Is it a redundancy? Like the expression "Boys will be boys"? Or does the second fair mean "good" or "beautiful" as in "my fair lady"?
The English language mystifies me.
And I learned in linguistics class the other day that Canadians pronounce words like "mouse" and "house" as "muhws" and "huhws", with a diphthonged short u instead of an ow sound. It's a little odd that I had never noticed before. The "oot and aboot" jokes have always baffled me, but now I understand.
“I can speak French but I cannot understand it.” Mark Twain