Learning a language has pitfalls along the way. This was made clear recently when the meaning of two words were discussed. CRUTCH and CHIT
CRUTCH : a walking support placed under the arm when needed either permanently or for a short recovery period. OR used by someone who has difficulty in facing a problem.
CHIT : a bill one signs for and pays at a later date. OR a female child OR CHIT to cause to sprout – as when potatoes show signs of growth they are chitting.