I just read a cool tweet, apparently based on The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth, pointing out that every native English speaker has somehow internalized the same order in which adjectives should be delivered. That is: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose noun the big blue house, but not the blue big house. the wooden breakfast table, not the breakfast wooden table. the gorgeous red dress, not the red gorgeous dress. I can't think of a single exception to this rule, and what's even more interesting, I can't think of a single time I've heard a native speaker break this rule, although I don't think it's formally taught anywhere that I'm aware of. So, yeah, our brains are impressive that they can follow this classification system so quickly and instinctively, but it's also impressive/weird that this one rule is so ingrained when so many other grammatical conventions seem so hard for people to absorb. Thoughts?