The word of the day for November 20, 2012: RECEIVED.
Most people (and possibly some of Old Macdonald’s farm animals*) are familiar with the “I before E except after C” rule. But what’s with words like leisure, seizure, weigh, and neighbor? Seriously, what’s with you words? If any of you words happen to be reading this, let us know in the comments below.
Even as I was typing it at the beginning of this post, I got the red squiggly the first time around, it’s just weird (case in point). I suppose that’s what happens when someone creates a singsongy mnemonic like “I before E except after C.” It spreads like wildfire. Like “Hugs not drugs.” (Do you know how many people have been suffocated by hugs in the 2012 alone? )
I bring this up because a handful of oneword™ visitors brought it up in their entries. But not everyone got hung up on spelling, others related it to love, like Ashley:
I received your love like a tidal wave. Powerful, strong, and washed over me like no one else could.
As did Rêver:
Sometimes, all we want is to receive love. After all, isn’t that what life is worth living for? I’d like to wake up every day knowing that my love is reciprocal and that while I take the time to give—he will take the time to receive. And vice versa.
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