Thursday, December 18, 2008

#170: Ah-DUH-see

Back in high school, I was under the assumption--although I never divulged this information--that girls with quite a few pimples around their mouth meant that they performed a lot of oral sex.  I know now that that's not true and I don't know where I got that idea.  It makes for a fascinating story anyway.

There were quite a few things out there that I just messed up.  I don't know if I was just misinformed or stupid but I swear that my mispronunciation of the word 'odyssey' is entirely not my fault.  When I was 7 or 8, there was this Lego commercial advertising a new playset and I swear it was called Undersea Odyssey or something like that and the announcer guy pronounced 'odyssey' ah-DEE-ah-say.  So for several years afterward I pronounced it ah-DEE-ah-say.  Luckily, the word 'odyssey' rarely comes up in conversation or I would've really looked and sounded like an idiot.

Those are the two main learning problems I've had that I can recall at the moment.  I'm sure there are others but those are the two big ones.  While an odyssey faux pas has never happened, I did accuse a girlfriend of cheating when she had an acne outbreak around her mouth.  I thought that was odd because she certainly wasn't performing that on me.  I can't explain how embarrassed I was as I told her my reason for accusing her (which when you say it out loud, sounds really ignorant).  She then went on to tell everybody else.