Those pesky spelling rules...

Right before lunch today we had an animated discussion about bugs and their bites. It was enlightening, exhausting, eye opening – and frankly I’m itching just reliving it again.

I’m not sure HOW we ended up at man-eating bugs after reading a sweet story about travelling bunnies, but there you go.

Susie: “You KNOW, if you scratch your bug bites, they will only get WORSTER.”

Maya: “And, the bugs that bite are giant flies!”

Zack: “Yeah, but you can get bug spray for them in the bug aisle at the store.”

Joe (looking at Maya in surprise): “No, they are not flies they are called MOSKWEETOES.”

At that moment Max turned matter-of-factly to his neighbor Joe (the most amazing reading in our class) and said a professor-ish tone,

“No, Joe, it's moskeeto- I think the ‘w’ is silent.”


Brian Miller said...

when W was in office, quiet was not what i would call it...oh wait...

The Boob Nazi said...

haha at least he tried.... awesome.

a Broad said...

LOL !!! laughing laughing laughing .... thank you !!

* except in Buenos Aires where they call them

and whatever you call the little mu...... they still eat me up when I go to the park.

just making my way said...

Love it.

I'm with a Broad - it doesn't much matter what we call them - bastards won't leave me alone!!!

ChiTown Girl said...


Cheryl said...

Sorta like humoresque which this is!

Anonymous said...

But it sounds so much cooler when the W is not silent.


Joanie M said...

I hate it when moskweetoes bite me!

renata said...

They are called mozzies in oz!
btw i found turkish delight flavoured vodka martinis are delicious!

Captain Dumbass said...

I've always had trouble with that one.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

lil know-it alls!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha!!!! That is great.

Do you remember all of this or are you making notes all day-- either way, I love hearing about it.


Banteringblonde said...

love it! dont' you wish you had recordings? my kids always had the most adorable names for each other .... miss those days :(

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

They are so precious.

FRANNIE said...

The 'w' is silent! I love it.

I miss those days. My baby will be 14 at the end of the week...where did the time go?

Suzy said...

Oh shit, the W is silent?

JRM said...

hahaha - it's funny how the topic of mosquitoes came up all around me after reading this post. So much so, that I had to blog about it. I even found a haiku about mosquitoes, and found out that mosquitoes is of Spanish origin... who knew!

"Little Mosquito" on my blog www.workspacewritings.com

Thanks & Enjoy!

Missy said...

So funny! Love the silent w!

Magpie said...


Dawn said...

hey... at least they knew about silent letters. Sometimes I get them in 3rd grade and they DON'T!!

I have an award for you at my blog... sorry it took me a few days to get over here to tell you about it :)


Diane J. said...

ROFL, classic!

MrsDixon said...

OK...I am now convinced that I need to either A) work around children or B)hurry up and have my own children...because of all the free entertainment they offer!!!

Jules said...

From the mouth of babes...got to love them.

CatLadyLarew said...

Silent w... love it!

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