The spelling of “nor” is a mystery to me. In fact, it’s kind of troubling.
More is m-o-r-e. Sore is s-o-r-e. Fore is f-o-r-e. And there is pore, bore, yore, tore, core, lore, gore, wore, chore, spore, snore, implore, shore, score, whore, store, swore, adore . . . they all end in o-r-e. And what about seemingly related “ignore”?
Why isn’t nor, n-o-r-e?