As I stood outside during recess, all alone in my giant parka jacket, I could hear them talking. Wanting to be a part of the conversation, I approached the circle of girls. Unsure of which word was the correct one, I knew I had a 50/50 shot at getting it right; that’s what I remember thinking as I was walking towards them. So, in a split second decision, I chose…..poorly.

“It’s DIARY, not diarrhea!” they laughed at me as I sheepishly walked away.

Why is it so damn hard to make friends?!?!

My mom really should have socialized me better.

Sigh.

3 responses »

  1. jamesscott66 says:

    That’s why I love words so much, they have both sound and meaning, and sometimes they seem at odds with themselves because of it.

  2. jamesscott66 says:

    In your defense…”ahh” is the only difference. Phonetically, you were sooo close. 😉

    • You know? Now that you’ve pointed out the obvious I can’t believe I didn’t think of it that way! I think I need to edit this now because the sentence that talks about the two words having nothing in common seems kind of silly now. Yup! Gotta change it back to what I had originally! Thank you, this was helpful.

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