Monday, February 20, 2012

Silence is Golden

I suppose that's true, unless you're trying to win an argument with your 16 year old like I was tonight.  I had the rare pleasure of his company on a trip to HEB.  One of the things I remembered on the way that we needed to add to the list was "whole wheat flour".  I pronounced it "wheat" with the "h" decidedly making a sound, none of that silly silent know, all backward and such as it should be, "huh-weet".  My big guy and I argued back and forth all the way there about whether the "h" made its mark or not.

"Google it!" I implored.  I couldn't, of course, because I was driving and all.  He didn't feel like it for whatever ("huh-wot-ever") reason.  I decided it was appropriate, during the interim when we did not have the evidence Google could provide, to go ahead and add the "huh" sound to ANY word that started with the letter "W".

You know, like:

"I need a drink of huh-water."

"Don't spill that, you'll get huh-wet."

"Huh-we're almost there."

Still no Googling....

We got out of the car and promptly forgot about the entire debate, did our shopping, and got back in the car.  Putting my seat belt on reminded me of the debate, of course.

"Huh-wen are you going to look it up?"

Clickety-clickety..."It says you can pronounce it both ways, mom."


Gosh, I have no idea why it's so hard for me to convince the kiddo to go shopping with me....

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