German was discussed back then for beeing the worlds language when they decided uppon one, that was due to beeing spoken and written alike.
However English atleats does not try to give almost everything a gender. If you say the nose in German you say "die Nase" and "die" clearly states that it is female while the mouth is "der Mund" and "der" clearly says it is male.
English of course has some contradictions, otherwise you would not have to learn it
If it would be only beeing lazy well that would not work out well. You grow with your tasks, or said in another way, if you would be used to learning a second language you migth even find out that it suits you better then your own.