Days of drinking only one soda per day: 2 and ½
Desserts: one candy bar (special occasion?)
Checked mail: 0 times
Writing: 1 blog and some incoherent ramblings.
Cleaning: cleaned out my car…stuff promptly landed on apartment floor, and there it stays.
Classes: Taking a Lindy Hop class and a Balboa class on Fridays
Reading: Read two books this week (I’ll be writing thoughts on them at some point).
TV: No time!
Ice Cube: firmer (icier?) than ever
No, I will not be listing results for all goals every time I post a blog. No worries!
This morning at work (yes, I work), I used the word “innocuous” to describe an email from a co-worker; an email that should have been pointed and barbed but unfortunately was not. This usage made my mind jump back (and me giggle at the memory) to a time when I thought innocuous was pronounced with a very soft “c,” like “innoshous.” There was no reason for this; it doesn’t even make sense when studying the word now. However, I’d only ever experienced it in writing, and my highly imaginative (or so I fondly think of it) mind gave it the sound that it thought the word deserved.
It seems that I am not alone. I’ve spoken to a few other readers who have struggled with this same problem of gaining the primary portion of their vocabulary through books.
Even to this day, I’ll catch a word and think “Oh, that’s how that sounds.” More often than I’d like, I receive blank stares from friends before light dawns “Ohhhh, you mean such and such (insert word).” I suppose this comes from socializing little and reading much during my formative years.
Have you experienced this and what words did you discover pronunciation for too late?