damn those webster boys
People did not used to have spelling rules. I have read old documents and letters written by very educated people of their times and they all spelled words differently. Also phonetically which makes sense. Then along came the Webster Brothers and the Webster Brothers made up SPELLING RULES. But they are stupid. “I” before “E” except when it follows “C”? What the hell is that some kind of Dungeons & Dragons eight sided dice thing?
I spell better in German than in English. I had a vicious East German instructor who counted off just as many points for a spelling error as she did for conjugating a verb wrong. Cripes. East Germans are strict. But it worked. I can really spell auf Deutsch. [My vocabulary is also like eight words but damn it I can so spell those eight words.]
I bet those Webster boys were East German.