[DWJ] Word Mishaps
irina at valdyas.org
Tue Jun 8 14:25:31 EDT 2010
On Tuesday 08 June 2010 19:03:55 liril at gmx.net wrote:
> Also, I used to think for quite
> some time "mutual" meant "without words" - coming from mute... Not a
> pronounciation error, but I was also quite convinced of my version and
> surprised to find out the real meaning.
The first book I read in English was _The Hobbit_, the summer before I went
to high school and got actual exposure to written English (I could already
speak English). After a chapter or two I did away with the dictionary and
figured out words I didn't know from context-- making me think for *years*
that "carrion birds" meant "a flight of birds".
Time flies like an arrow. What do time butterflies like?
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