I think I figured it out. It hit me like a bolt of lightening, or more like, an hour show on ABC, yesterday.
My plan to get 'amn't' (am not) put into the English language has still not come to fruition (and that's 'frew-ish-shon' not 'fruit-ion', go figure) but one that perplexed me yesterday was 'lose' and 'loose' when you consider 'chose' and 'choose'.
That's 'lewse', as in 'not tight', and that's 'chewse'. I know, does my fucken head in too.
Anyway back to that show. I think Blackadder did the best rip off of Samuel Johnson (Dr Johnson to his friends, or now, Dr Cock, to me). It seems after watching that show yesterday Rowan Atkinson was more spot on than anyone realised.
Samuel Johnson wrote the Dictionary in 1755. Well, it was published then, after nine years of writing, and setting his wig on fire with candles cause he was almost blind. True. Dr Cock was almost blind, he had Tourets, he wrote it in the dark, was morbidly obese, and was born in the early 1700's.
THAT, my friends, explains A LOT about our language.
See Naut, finger on the pulse.
How come 'everything' is one word, and 'every time' isn't?. Hmmmm?.