Moorish, more-ish, moreish, morish. Which do you use?Posted by Fiona Nevile in Cottage tales | 12 comments
At the end of a long day, defrosting the freezer and scrubbing the larder floor Danny and I eventually fell out. He had been engaged elsewhere, sorting the clothes from the eight foot pile in the bedroom. Finding matching socks. Some hope.
After a few hours we were both feeling like slaves. I could sense the possibility of a humongous row looming so I drove off to do the weekly shop.
This valiant and selfless action seemed to put things on a more even keel. I got home, spent an hour in the garden and then wrote the post for the day.
Danny checks my posts and often points out where I have gone off track.
“This is just not germane,” is a comment that has me straining the veg onto the work top rather than the sink.
Somewhere out there on the Internet my unreviewed posts lurk. I cringe if he is checking at 08.30 am. They probably have been up for hours.
This evening I had used the word ‘Moorish’ on my post. D replaced this with More-ish. We decided to delete the word altogether as we couldn’t agree on the spelling. After supper I ventured onto the Internet and found that there are four spellings going strong and everyone believes that their spelling is the correct one.
Moorish, more-ish, moreish, morish. Which do you use?
We are still communicating but actively avoiding the word. Even though we ate a very M***ish dish this evening.
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