Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fiery




I wondered why fiery is spelled as it is, bearing in mind that it is an adjective from fire. So why not, firey?

I learned that fier is an old Middle English spelling of fire, and that it came about in a time of the re-rendering of 'foreign' words - in this case from the Old English word - fyr.


MarsEdit 4

I've been using MarsEdit for just over seven years. I started with version 2, and then upgraded to version 3 in 2010. Now, in 2018, I...