21 July 2021

Week 3 Is Already Upon Us!

 Hello there, and welcome to Week #3 of Christmas in July!!  

If this were Double Jeopardy, I would say that this is when the scores double, and anything can happen - but it's not, and we are not keeping score (well, at least I'm not), but I guess anything could still happen ...

In this week's drawing, the giveaway prize definitely NOT be a year's worth of Rice-a-Roni.  (When I was a kid, it seemed that a lot game shows had the consolation prize of a year's worth of Rice-a-Roni, "The San Franciso Treat" - I found this intriguing, because a) I had never ever had Rice-a-Roni, and b) it was always shown with a stock image of a cablecar, and that seemed incredibly exotic to me!)

Anyway, moving away from game shows, let's see what the prize is for this week:

Though the project bag is Christmas-themed, the book is most definitely not!  

This is a project bag that is definitely a good size for a sock project, or any other smaller types of things you may be knitting.  I purchased it from Sugar Tots a few years ago, but I have so many holiday-themed project bags, I have never ever used it.  It's so cute, I wanted it to have a happy home with a knitter who would use it and appreciate it.

As for the book, the Goodreads summary is here, and my review of it is here. It does take place in Philadelphia, but you don't have to be familiar with the city to enjoy it.  It's a good story, and is as much about families and relationships as it is about opioids and those who are suffering addiction.  (But it has nothing to do with Christmastime or the holiday season as a setting to the story.)  I won my copy in a Goodreads giveaway, so it seemed only fair to pass it along in another kind of giveaway.

Here's your question for this week:

What is a word or phrase/expression that you first encountered in print, and mentally pronounced one way, only to then actually hear it, and you'd missed the right pronunciation altogether?

Let me know in the comments on this post only.  You have until 12 noon (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Sunday, July 25, 2021.  I'll once again call on the random number generator, and announce the winner in a post on Monday.  And don't forget - any comments will also give you an entry into the final prize for this year!

My answer - well, I have two that came to mind.  I used to love Nancy Drew mysteries, and sh would be referred to often as a "girl sleuth." I understood what it meant from the context, but in my head I thought it was pronounced as SLEE-UTH.  I was amazed to learn that "sloth" was correct.

The other was the expression "C'mon," which for who knows what reason I thought was short for "See you on Monday."  It didn't necessarily make a lot of sense when someone in a book would say, "See you on Monday, let's go to the store," but I would just move along.  Then one time I heard someone reading aloud say it, and then it made a lot more sense ... 😂

Your turn!


Karen in PA said...

OMG this so hits home with me! My word is armageddon... my family still laughs about it. I pronounced it ar-MEGA-don in my head until I was about 30...

Araignee said...

Data.....I say it wrong every time and the kids in my class used to laugh and laugh at me when I did. First graders were more familiar with that word than I was. I still am not sure what the correct pronunciation is.
I just bought my second set of the Nancy Drew books. I think I am in the 20-30 range now. They just keep getting better. I am hooked. I did not know they were written by a team of ghost writers.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I always had trouble with the word "Lithe". I pronounced it lith (like "with" but with an L)... and really I should know better because obviously that e makes that a long i so it should be lie-th.

Wince is another one. I'm still never sure if it's pronounced wine-ce or win-ce

kathy b said...

I'll play. the word BISHOP was first read BIs-hop. :)

sprite said...

I still insist that my pronunciation of "bedraggled" is better. I mean, I know what I look like when I first get out of bed, whereas I look perfectly respectable when I'm dragged someplace (albeit, it is usually more of a mental ordeal than a physical one).

Kym said...

For some reason, the word "miniseries" really got me. I made it rhyme with "misery" . . . as in min-IZ-eries. Could not figure out WHAT that word could be . . . ;-)

KSD said...

If I ever see "awry," in my head I hear "awe-ree." It always takes a second try to get it right.