Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vocabulary Words

This is Ernest when he plays board games with the rest of us mere mortals. He is unstoppable. 

We had a conversation about the tallest mountain in Wyoming and how the rangers on the 5 foot shorter #2 mountain might be disgruntled and I said, maybe they'll build a 6 foot cairn to top it off. He was quite pleased I had used that word in conversation although I mispronounced it but then I've never been able to use it in conversation before. 


Gary's third pottery blog said...

There was a funny movie about 20 years ago with Hugh Grant "THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL AND CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN" or somesuch title with that very subject :)

Common Household Mom said...

I refuse to play scrabble with my mother. She knows ALL the words.

Cassi said...

My dad is the scary Scrabble player in our family --he's such a sweet, tolerant, gentle, man --until he sees those triple-word score squares :-)

Gary, that is a movie I always reference when I'm teaching about the definition of a mountain, even though now my students weren't even born when it came out.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It turns out I've been mispronouncing cairn for many years. (I've been saying "kayrn.")