I was about to type "please bare with me" into an email, but as I was about to type "bare", I realized that I wasn't sure which [Bare/Bear] was the correct usage of the phrase.
Doing my own research into it, there are entire blogs dedicated to the history of the phrase, but each with only one particular spelling, not mentioning the other, and each offering possible origins based on the single spelling they chose.
Most of these seem strictly opinion, leading to my question; Is there an official answer to this, as in a source to reference it against?
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This is from Cambridge online dictionary and this is from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Huevos is British and "spelt" is an English word (albeit not used where you come from).
'Spelt' is also OK in Canadian English.
I'm sorry... For what ever I could not resist...
But thank you for the help, all the answers were very educational.
bare means naked.