How is it I simply can’t remember how to spell “dozen”?
It’s such a simple word. Two syllables. Five letters. No weird pronunciation or letter combinations that don’t make sense, like so many other English words. Yet for some reason whenever I use it I have to stop and think about how it’s spelt. Often I have to try three to four variations until I can get it right.
I know some people who know me will probably point out my general issues with spelling in general (and highlight some typo I’ve missed in this post), but there is something about this word in particular that bring me up short every time I write it, without exception.
The human brain is weird.