You kids ever laugh at you because you used a word they never heard off?

Humiture - Temperature + humidity = humiture
@SusanLee (1920)
United States
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.
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• 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 :)
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I noticed people that read a lot have a wider vocabulary. It makes sence really. I like being able to express myself. Are you an avid reader?
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Of course they have, that is what they are for. Thank god for the invention of the home computer! Now we can prove we are right. Make sure you tell Mel "i told you so".
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@SusanLee (1920)
• 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.
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Sometimes your children needs reminding that you still know some things that they don't! saying i told you so did't hurt her and made you feel better, all i have to say about it is, i hope you enjoyed it!
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thanks for the best response. Glad somebody appreciates my good common sense!