So, apparently misusing similar words must be genetic? I still get ridiculed by my immediately family for misreading the word, "pedestrian" as "presbyterian". It was quite humorous since we were playing a game and I was asking a question about a "Presbyterian crossing the road". Ha!
The other night at dinner, this was our conversation....
eWe: Hey, Poppy...I'm doing an enrichment program at school.
Poppy: Oh wow! Who is teaching/running it?
Me: Well, the old librarian used to do it, but she left. Now a group of parents took it on.
Poppy: Karen, they don't call them "Librarians" anymore. It's "Media Specialist".
Me: Oh geez. Gimme a break. Hey eWe, what do you call Ms. Belle (the old librarian).
eWe: What do you mean?
Me: You know, what does she DO?
eWe: Well, she doesn't do anything any more. She left. Ya know, she's too tired.
Me: Ha! You mean RETIRED? Hahahahahhaahaha.
Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh? Besides, the way I see it Ms. Belle might have actually left because she WAS too tired. I would be if I was a LIBRARIAN (not Media Specialist) in an elementary school.
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