Why is the American language the way it is?

English is my first language, but I still don't understand so many of the rules and random stuff in it. Like for instance, you can drink a drink, but you cant food a food. What's up with that? Why do we have words like "your and you're", or "witch and which"? Why don't we change... show more English is my first language, but I still don't understand so many of the rules and random stuff in it. Like for instance, you can drink a drink, but you cant food a food. What's up with that?
Why do we have words like "your and you're", or "witch and which"? Why don't we change the spellings of words with "silent" letters to keep them up to date with the current pronunciation?
A lot of English just doesn't make sense compared to other languages.
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