[DWJ] Word Mishaps [was "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)]

Judith Ridge judith.ridge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 23:00:33 EDT 2010

On 8 June 2010 11:07, Ellen Willcox <eawil3 at email.wm.edu> wrote:

> I had a lot of word mishaps when I was little.

My worst was very public. In Year 10, I was President of our school's
Student Rep Council. (School only went to Year 10.) As such, I was asked to
MC the school presentation night. When it came to reading out the winner of
the Goethe Prize for German... well, I didn't study German, did I, and
no-one thought to tell me that Goethe wasn't pronounced Go-eth. So how was I
supposed to know, hmm, Andrea Fry? who gave me a hard time about it

I was so embarrassed, the audience actually TITTERED. Horrible.


Judith Ridge
Western Sydney Young People's Literature Officer

Arts and Cultural Development
Blacktown City Council
PO Box 63
(62 Flushcombe Road)
Blacktown NSW 2148

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