maybe she grew up somewhere else.
well i remember it because the "e" is silent, and that was her way of
making us remember to put it on there. and it wasn't plural. she said
that not using the "e" was a colloquial (informal) spelling and would
not be considered correct in her class. that was the first time i
heard that word, as well.
Maybe that's the source of the confusion - whether the plural is made by
adding "s" or "es." One of my Spanish teachers taught us there is no such
thing as a "tamale", that the singular of "tamales" is "tamal."
In a similar vein, "avocado" and "chipotle" are European adaptations of the
Nahuatl words "avocatl" and "chipotl" because we seem to have problems
ending words with "tl."
I fear I'd simply end up making mistakes faster. I'm thinking of creating a
new language: "teh" and "hte" translate to the English "the." In an ideal
world keyboards would have spell checkers built into them.
Donuts make me smarter. After I've had a couple, I know I shouldn't have.
That is obviously *way* more than I knew before.
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