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June 14, 2009
“Air-oh-playn. Kai-yack. Oh-shun. Can-air-ee. Choy-ur.”
“I’m sorry, Brendan, but that one’s wrong.”

Ugh. These reading and pronunciation tests are usually easy. Every two weeks a different list of words, and each kid goes up the front individually to read until they get one wrong. You get three turns each day, and usually I’m finished the list by the second turn at the latest. I’ve never seen this word ‘choir’ before, and I’ve tried ‘choy-ur’ and ‘choy-ah’ so far.

Oh, it’s Jenny’s turn. She’s smart, I’ll listen in.

She said ‘kwai-ah’? She got it right. But there’s not even a q…