So, I love that English is such a mix of many languages, and many of the words dating back for centuries.
Even though I was an English teacher, I am no good at spelling. I learned phonics, but that only works for the words that work phonically. Also, I want words to work how I pronounce them, which isn’t always correct.
I remember fighting with my 3rd grade teacher over whether “both” was spelled with an “L” in the middle–b-o-l-t-h–because that’s how I pronounced it. I was a frustrating child.
Generally I defer to spellcheck now, and I am so happy that everything has a spellcheck feature, including my phone (although autocorrect is hilariously horrible).
So today, I was trying to spell recipe, and I couldn’t figure it out, of course, and my procrastination bone told me to look it up because it must be old if it has that weird spelling, and I must then I must write about the whole experience! So, here it is, from Merriam-Webster herself:
Full Definition of RECIPE
Examples of RECIPE
- The recipe calls for fresh thyme.
- I didn’t read the recipe carefully.
- This is one of my grandmother’s recipes.