Microwave. Measuring spoons. Sink. Sponge. A five year-old student is doing kitchen vocabulary words. He has matched the photo cards with the printed words so far. Then we get to "Schridgerator".

Whoa! No wonder he can't match up the beginning letter sound for "refrigerator" with his unique pronunciation!

I've got problems of my own. All this time I've been expecting Richard Strauss' "Salome" to be Rimsky-Korsakav's "Scheherazade" under my veils of delusion.

Hush. Now I must contemplate the 1001 Dances of the Seven Electric Appliances!

© 2008 Nancy L. Ruder

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