Life can be compared to the movements of an eccentric clock. Sometimes the clock moves backwards and we are forced to live our memories. Sometimes the dials get stuck and we have to live with present. Sometimes the dials move forwards and then there is anticipation of the future.

Peculiarities of the English Language

I was going through a 9th grade English Grammar text and lo I stumbled upon something that is so peculiar, that which disintegrates all that is sensible.
Here is the example: Every Boy and Every Girl is to wear uniform. What is peculiar in this sentence is there are two noun subjects: Every Boy and Every Girl. What is fascinatingly ironic is, the verb is (singular) instead of are (plural)is used.
Boys and Girls find it difficult to comprehend the meanings. I wonder who is the maestro who created such ambiguities of language?