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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Mom's Holiday Joy


Christmas came early for me this year. It arrived on December 20th when my son Charlie came home. This year's highest moments for me included watching him graduate from high school, celebrating with family and friends at his military send-off party, and seeing him graduate from basic training earlier this month. I'm so proud of him! In the photo above, he is placing the Army cap ornament I bought him last year onto our tree. This year, I bought him an ornament that says "Proud Army Family" with a flag and a heart. My hopes and dreams for 2015 include prayers for his safety.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Misunderheard

According to Urban Dictionary, there is an actual word misunderheard. It means "when an individual fails to correctly hear what another individual has said". Do you suppose someone who is hard of hearing coined that word? The experience of having a misunderhearing happens often to me.

My latest lulu was when I misunderheard Avon (cosmetics company) for A-bomb (nuclear weapon). Conceptually, they are not the least bit alike! But if you remove the consonants from their pronunciation, they both have ay-ah vowel sounds. Darn consonants, they trip me up all the time.

Thinking about this misunderhearing later, I recalled a funny description I heard once of a woman who wore too much makeup: She had enough paint on to paint a battleship. And enough powder to blow her up!

Have you had any funny hearing mistakes or misunderhearings lately?