33.請依下文回答第 33 題至第 37 題
Written English has evolved mostly in ways unrelated to the changes in the spoken language, thanks in part to
shenanigans and human error. The first English printing press, in the 15th century, was operated by Belgians who didn't
know the language and made numerous spelling errors (such as "busy" in place of "bisy"). And because they were paid by
the line, they sometimes padded words with extra letters; "frend," for example, became "friend." In the next century, other
non-English speakers in continental Europe printed the first English Bibles, introducing yet more errors. Worse, those
Bibles were then copied, and the writing became increasingly corrupted with each subsequent rendition. English spelling
became a chaotic mess, and successful attempts to simplify the spelling after that were offset by events that made the
language harder to learn, such as the inclusion of many alternate spellings in Samuel Johnson's influential English
dictionary. Unlike many other languages, English spelling was never reformed to eliminate the incongruities. In a sense,
English speakers now talk in one language but write a different one.
【題組】33 According to this passage, why did "frend" become "friend"?
(A)For making more money.
(B)For creating extra meaning.
(C)For reading between the lines.
(D)For finding a pad for the word.