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Subject:  Re: mispronouncing Date:  1/17/2013  10:22 PM
Author:  legalwordwarrior Number:  12863 of 14497

I was already the darling of the first grade, and in every schoolroom competition, expected to win hands down, when I was asked by the teacher one day to identify a picture of what I knew perfectly well my mother referred to as a “spatula.” But for the life of me I could not think of the word in English.

(He had thought 'spatula' was Yiddish.)

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