I must be a nerd! For years I knew the word awry, and what it meant in spoken english. I also saw it in books and knew what it meant. But for some reason, I didn't connect the two, and every time I read it from a book (in my head or out loud), I said aw-ry instead of a-rye. FINALLY, after around 40 years of reading, last night, while reading Harry Potter to my daughter, I read the word correctly, first time, woo hoo!
I do this fairly often and always wondered why, until now. Thanks Susan, I think. lol
Have done this, it's embarrassing and now if in doubt I hold my tongue and check first LOL How sad is that? LOL Gay x
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