Words on Wednesday

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Do you ever look a word but read it as something else?  
Maybe it's just me, but when I first read this comic, I didn't get it.  

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I had to ask my daughter, a TX State UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Champ, why the kid thought his parents would be suspicious.  Was it that he usually makes Fs but this time he got a D-?  If so, I'm not thinkin' it's that funny.  That's when I got the look . . . you might know it . . . the one that says, "Really, mom?" 

When she read it out loud, it made a WHOLE lot more sense. Please tell me you saw suspicious instead of auspicious, too.  I cannot be the only one whose brain plays tricks on her.  I think that's why it's SO difficult to edit my own stuff.  I'm patting myself on the back and my brain is saying, "Way to go, self, that's good stuff!" when in reality what I've just written needs to be revised and is oft-times plagued with typos and/or syntax, grammatical, or punctuation issues. 

Seriously, did anyone else see the word suspicious?


  1. Yes, I saw and read it just as you did. Here it a similar crazy thing about our brain--

    The hmaun mind rcgnoiezs wrdos for the ltetres in tehm and not the orderr tehy are in jsut as long as the fsrit and lsat ltetres are the smae.

  2. Sorry, I saw "auspicious" but I've been there!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. You got me ready to ready carefully (Like a good coach would!)...

    But I read every sign that says "Open late" as
    "Open Latte."
    And I so wish I was kidding...

    Happy whatever-day-today-is.
    (That vacation ate my brain)

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. At least you read things wrong and can fix it in a jiffy-I hear things wrong! Or don't hear them at all! :)


  5. I read it right, but I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I had to look up the word "auspicious"!
    Swersty’s Swap Shop

  6. Nope. Auspicious. It always makes me think of Chinese fortunes. Auspicious beginnings.


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