In 4th grade I was in an advanced reading class with 5 or 6 other students. Each week we had vocabulary words to learn…and then we’d go around the group and each discuss one of the words. I clearly remember the one time I didn’t study my words. When it was my turn, my word was ‘determined’. How humiliating was it when I pronounced it deter-mind-did? Very. Everyone laughed. And now EVERY TIME I see or hear the word determined, I am transported back to feeling stupid.
Really, not a big deal in the grand scheme of things…but it’s sticks in my mind. And I have a really bad memory so it always amazes me that something so silly is stuck in it.
Have a fabulous Tuesday and see you tomorrow!