Yesterday, thanks to dug, I found the word. I found the word that betrays all rules and regulations of any spelling rules and regulations left in the English language. I found the most illogically horrendous word of them all.
That word is Colonel. As in Colonel Kurtz.
See dug was going on about the horrors of some things, then he ended his post with "The horror, the horror." Which got me all sorts of excited because little ol' me was quick enough to catch the Heart of Darkness / Apocalypse Now reference. Pleased as punch doesn't adequately describe how pleased I was with myself. And because I was pleased as punch with myself, I most definately had to share a comment with mr. dug letting him know that I most assuredly caught his Heart of Darkness reference.
So I wander on over to dug's little wordpress site to leave a comment. For those of you who have read Heart of Darkness or have seen Apocalypse Now, you'll know that the Colonel Kurtz is the main wack-job in the paralleled fables. For those of you who haven't read 'n seen, well then now you know that Colonel Kurtz is the main wack-job in the paralleled fables. Anyhow, I was going to tell dug that Colonel Kurtz would agree with his aforementioned horrors.
And then it hit me... Colonel?
Colonel is pronounced kernal. Do you see a freaking "r" in the word colonel? Then why the hell is it pronounced with an "r"? Someone help me make sense of this so that I can sleep tonight.
------------------------------Post post addition:
Rachel, bless her heart, has answered the question. However, she listed another word: answer (and why don't we pronounce the w?) So now friends, why don't you list some more words that keep us up at night...
Word nerds! All of you! (Or us, whatever.)