Chaffing: present participle of "chaff," meaning to tease (more commonly, chaff is used as a noun to describe "the husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing.")
Chafing: present participle of "chafe," meaning either to "make (a part of the body) sore by rubbing against it," or to "be or become sore as a result of such rubbing."
Ahem. Let this never be your issue.
So I assume it's called a chaffing dish, not a chafing dish?ReplyDelete
Whoa. I've never even heard of these things:Delete
LOVE. The distinction. Not the chafeing, I mean chaffing, I mean *chafing*.ReplyDelete
God bless you.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Serious spelling pet peeve.ReplyDelete
Oh, I also detest the phrase "have ran." It's "have run."ReplyDelete
Sing it, sister.Delete
I know know know know that bloggers aren't professional writers, and something about glass houses and grammatical stones blah blah blah but SERIOUSLY take a second to proof read UGH.