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Monday, March 22, 2010

Calling an Audible

I have mentioned before that my 75 year old mother has a tendency to make slight errors in her pronunciation of certain words.

Usually her terminology is good for a chuckle, but last night at dinner she had me completely stumped when she asked, "Diane, have you seen that HBO movie I told you about yet? The one about that acoustic girl."

I stared blankly. She continued, "Temple something..."

"Temple Grandin?"

She replied, "Yes! That's it."

"Mom, I think you meant to say autistic."

Though I suppose it's entirely possible that Temple played a mean guitar.

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My FIL does the same thing, but I've never been brave enough to correct him.
 
That's too funny!
 
My ex MIL used to call her oven a "confection oven". I always wondered why she didn't make candy with it.

She was a constant source of amusement.
 
My husband does that, and wonders why every now and then I'm totally unable to figure out what on earth he is trying to say.
 
Funny. I used to work at a school for autistic children and at the bars guys would think I would say I work with artistic children! Hmm, small difference here!
 
I so want to blog about the things people mispronounce, but then some of them read my blog...as everyone should...and that would be 'hurtful', now wouldn't it?

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Ha! That is so funny! I love stories of mispronunciation and people who use wrong words. Maybe it's mean... but it's still funny.

Is it a coincidence that my word verification is carma? sure it's spelled wrong, but...
 
I could see her mixing that up. Glad you figured out what she meant, sometimes that can be frustrating.
 
HA! that is too funny, I cant believe I havent seen the movie yet, I read her book and I dont think she mentioned a guitar, but she is sort of brilliant so I suppose its possible ;)
 
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