My hubby tells the following story of one of the “crimes of his youth”:
When he was just a wee little kid…
… he was sitting in class one day, reading his “Collin’s Kid’s Dictionary” for fun during the break (yeah, he was always a “book bunny”)…
… and he stumbled upon an intriguing fact.
A fact that was mentioned in the side margins of the book:
“Almost all people get the spelling of the month February wrong! They spell it like this – “Febuary” – missing the extra ‘r’.”
An equally intriguing thought came to his mind.
So he went up to a classmate seated near him, and he posed the following challenge:
“If you can spell the month “February” correctly on the first try, I’ll give you a dollar!” he said with a smile, and a wink.
The little girl was stunned. For a moment.
But then she starts smiling, her eyes looked upwards as she tries to recall the correct spelling, and finally she slowly said:
… was stunned!
For just a moment.
But then, he calmed and collected himself, put on a big bunny smile on his face, and said out loud with a laugh:
“Ha ha ha! You got it… WRONG!”
And he walked away, leaving the little girl confused and repeating the spelling in her mind over and over again, trying to figure out what she did wrong.
Not his finest moment.
But he has since repented.
Interesting fact though:
Did you know that The Violet flower is the birth month flower of Febuary? And that our clients and fans born in this hard-to-spell month have been loving our February Birth Month Flower Wreath?
I did my best to capture the symbolic meaning of this beautiful flower in my piece, namely – wisdom, humility, and love – while also including my ever popular “bee trail” design that I personally invented several years back.
So if you know someone born in Feburary, mark my words…
… it’s a lot easier to just give them something made with this than it is to spell the month out in writing:
Aurelia “Not The Best Speller” Nobleia