rhythm but algorithm WHY

Crazy Speller   Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:09 pm GMT
Why is that one spells algorithms and rhythms?
Why are these two words so differently spelled in English?
I'm puzzled :(
Guest   Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:00 pm GMT
They spell "rhythms" because they are proud of its Greek origin. As for "algorithms", this word originally comes from Arabic, not Greek, so ...