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Why is there a P in the word receipt?

28 mths ago

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The same reason there is a "k" in knife......who knows what the English were thinking?

28 mths ago

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It's silent...

28 mths ago

Not the English, Sam, it's the bloody French again. After the Norman invasion of 1066, a lot of French words were imposed upon the poor downtrodden Old English, including words like receipt, receive and recipe, which all have the same root in French - it meant a list of things (ingredients, goods, etc). A lot of English's 'difficult' spellings come from those cheese-eating surrender monkeys. I'm not enirely sure about 'knife', but given the spelling it's probably rooted in Norse and the Viking invasions of Old Britain. The etymologies of English words are a fascinating insight into Britain's history of being invaded and occupied.

28 mths ago

Dis van pure Grand geit!

28 mths ago

Au contraire - why is it always us French?? Frenchness adds a certain je ne sais quoi to your stupid english language btw. Adieu!

28 mths ago

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