When you joke about sleeping in your classroom…and it really might not be that much of a joke.

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Overheard at the Store
Clerk: “How do you pronounce your name?” Me: “uh-lee-tha” Clerk: “Was your mom biting her tongue?”

            -Clerk after seeing the name on my credit card.

  It took me a long minute to figure out it was a similar question to one someone else had asked me a few years ago:
“Do you have a lisp?”

Word of the Week

Saudade: (saow•da•gee) noun. Untranslatable Portuguese word conveying nostalgia and longing for anyone, anywhere, or anything that is far away, unobtainable, or a part of a past.

saudade

 


Side note: This is more of a feeling, and the feeling went unrecognized until I had the word saudade to put with it. THANK YOU PORTUGUESE. (Also, obviously, the pronunciation is Brazilian…because…Brazil has my heart.)

Extra side note: This is probably my favorite word that I’ve ever learned…except for maybe 60 in French. soixante. mmmmmm yes.