As Cliff and I were walking this morning, I told him about looking up "capital" and "capitol", and wondered why we just couldn't use one word for both meanings, since the meanings are so similar. That led to a discussion of how difficult our language really is: One word might have a dozen meanings, various groups of letters have different sounds in certain words. I told him there was an old I Love Lucy where Ricky had a problem with pronunciations of English words, and I wondered aloud if I could find it on Youtube.
God bless the Internet! I found it on my first try, and here it is. What a classic.