When I was young, an observant teacher identified me as a kid who should take a vocabulary test for students with bigger than average vocabularies.
To this day, hundreds of years later, I remember one wrong answer. The word was “chaos.” In my head, I read it as: “chay‐ohss.” Not: “kay‐oss.” One of the choices was “a Mexican blanket.” I picked that definition. Spanish was not part of my world yet, so “chay‐ohss” sounded like a Mexican blanket.
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