The English language is sometimes hilarious. We have taken so many words from other languages and other time periods and made them our own. Take this word:
flibbertigibbet - a silly flighty person
It is pronounced like fli (short i)-ber-te (long e)-ji (short i)-bet. It comes from Middle English, which is English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries.
Have you ever heard of this word? Do you know any flibbertigibbets?