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Writing Prompt: Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know (or were very wrong about, in retrospect)

This is gonna make me sound like an ass, but as an adult I don’t think that I’ve ever done that… let me explain… being a person with a chronic illness and being diagnosed with said illness when I was only 19 I learned every quickly how frail I really was… I have always felt like any day now my body would just give out and simply stop working; and after two liver transplant ad several surgeries later I can say I’ve been closer to “my body giving out” that I want to acknowledge. So I always felt like my brain was one for the few things that I could improve… and I did it.

I was always the girl would have to word of the day calendar and spent the entire day reciting that word. When I was English Honors 9 (in high school) my teacher would give up two words every week and we had to use them in our assignments… and we got extra points if we used as many of the previous weeks words, and for some reason I will always remember to two words from the first week (probably because I used them more than anything) (Juxtapose and Acclimate were the words by the way).

I (I’m about to sound like a freakin’ snob) I have issues when peoples say things to wrong way. I love my mother, and it’s been documented well on this blog and every where else, but she drives me crazy when she said Friday…. wait I’m sorry she says Fri-deeee…oh my goodness…. it’s . Another word that drives me up the wall when people say it… Irregardless, now according to Wikipedia it’s a portmanteau, but majority of the people don’t know that.

But here is a funny story I am teaching my mother to say and the appropriate usaage of the word “schadenfreude”

Until Next Time….

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