Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Yesterday, as Pete was reading his grammar assignment, he asked,

"Mom, what does semile and metoffer mean?" ( I used these spellings to try and show the sounds he used.  Syllable emphasis on "mile" and "off")

I cracked up laughing.  He started laughing because I was laughing and then I explained the correct pronunciation.

He was asking about similes and metaphors.



  1. my sisters still laugh at the time I, being very snooty, used to word epitome...emphasis on the tome.

  2. haha - we've had similar things happen at this house (but for the life of me, I can't think what they were right now)

    every time I watch a child learn how to read, I realize just how rough our language is.

    These words do not rhyme

    Rough cough
    Worry Sorry
    word Lord
    and the list goes on....


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