Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

things are looking up

I had an interesting conversation with my husband and the youngest of our bunch.  We were discussing words and their meanings.  It all started with the word quench.

Mady was trying to quench her thirst for knowledge and she was going to start by finding out what “quench” actually meant.  As the resident expert, I did the explaining.  Since I was so quick with an answer, Mady decided to run through a list of words she considered “weird” for one reason or another, and I shared a few that I considered “weird”. 

Before long, Mady asked me what the plural of moose was.  She knew it wasn’t mice or meese in the manner of mouse or goose.  And I explained that it was more like deer and fish, they are the same no matter if you have one or many.   That brought up the topic of singular and plurals and how some of them don’t make sense. 

I have to admit, I am baffled as to why underwear is considered a pair, and therefore plural, but a bra is a singular.  It would seem to me the opposite should be true.  If anything would need to be plural it would be a bra.  I would love it if someone could explain that to me. 

Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things.  I will still wear them either way. 

Speaking of underwear, I’ve been wearing mine right side out lately.  I’m not sure what that means either.  Does it mean I’m paying more attention? Or does it just mean my luck is getting better?  I’m going to go with my luck is changing for the better.  Things are looking up.  I mean, just the other day, the groundhog predicted an early spring.  And it couldn’t come at a better time.  I am ready for spring.  Spring means Girl Scout cookies are right around the corner…and I could go for a tube of Thin Mints right about now. 

How about you?

Until the next time…I’ll be wearing my underwear in pairs, no matter how silly that may be!

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