Chicken, Butternut Squash Tagine, word troubles — 7 Comments

  1. I found some websites that might help with the begin vs start:

    Start usually implies that something moves from inaction to action, without there being, necessarily, any development from then on.
    Begin implies that the new action is capable of developing further.

    Given that this nuance is quite subtle, the words are generally synonymous.

    start, not begin, can imply setting out from a specific point, frequently following inaction,
    begin often means to take the first step in performing or to come into being.

    Thank you all your hard work on both your blog and your website. I have shared both with many friends. You’ve made my dinners a lot more intereseting!

  2. Thank you for the kind words, Chris…. and the educational ones. It’s amazing how difficult explaining something that I ‘just know’ can be – esp. when I have to be careful of the language that I use in the explanation.

    Kate, I can stock up on spices – yay!

    Gloria, thanks for the link… – might be good for the next word pair they stump me with, too. and thank you also for your kind comments.

  3. Amy, the North African spices work so well with sweet. – thanks!

    Jackie, I hope you like it…. We’re going to Morocco in the fall and I plan on taking a cooking class. Can’t wait.