You kids ever laugh at you because you used a word they never heard off?
June 1, 2008 6:54pm CST
About seven years ago I commented on the 'humiture' and my daughter just laughed and laughed, she laughed so much until I felt embarrassed and a little hurt that she would laugh at me like that. My husband laughed at me too. A dictionary didn't carry the word and we didn't have the Internet at that time. I kept telling them I heard a weather man on tv use the expression and I never questioned it because it made complete sence to me although until the man used it I had never heard of it. Some call it the heat index. I know they never believed me, I know they thought I was trying to 'save face'. But you just wait until she calls tonight. She's in Oklahoma on a job. Guess what I just found on the Internet? You got it, a whole page and more about 'humiture' Heat and humidity=humiture. I'd go inform my husband except he's in the back suffering from a virus. They almost had me thinking I was crazy.
• United States
2 Jun 08
I get that often because I have a tendency of reviving barely used words at odd times. It catches co-workers off guard but my kids think i'm making them up. I once thought my husband was trying to pull a fast one on me by using the word 'lackadaisical' (sp?) After consulting the OED, I apologized and gave him his props :)
• United States
3 Jun 08
You posted a discussion about that very thing, 'I told you so' I told you that I don't do that anymore. Well let me tell you, this time I'm going to make an exception to the rule lol. I made a point of calling her myself. I couldn't wait to rub her nose in it. Of course I was gentle about it. And I told her she owed her mama an apology and to say it like she meant it. She did, we had a good laugh about it. I'm just happy to know I haven't lost my mind. I knew I heard that expression used.