Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peacocks are not Penguins

  I know. I know. The title should be obvious. Well, guess what. For me, distinguishing between the two is a MAJOR problem. Why? No, really – I'm actually asking you – Why? Because I honestly don't understand why I call peacocks penguins EVERY SINGLE TIME I talk about them.

Peacocks look NOTHING like penguins. The words don't even sound alike except that they both start with the letter, P. So WHY do I keep calling peacocks penguins?

The first time I admitted my confusion was in the blog, Penguins and Peacocks. I invite you to read about the first time I noticed this mistake.

A couple of weeks later, I had to post my Oops – I did it again! blog, because – again – I called peacocks penguins. (Again, WHY?)

This problem continued throughout that year and into the next (though I had to take a break to deal with cancer), but when summer neared its end, I had to post Why Why WHY Do I Keep Saying This? I'm serious – if you know the answer, PLEASE tell me.

And finally (finally, because I just don't take anyone to see the peacocks anymore, I wrote this blog, We're Gonna See Penguins? Would somebody PLEASE find the wire in my head that has become disconnected from my brain. I am NOT going to talk about it anymore. The blog says it all.

And that completes Day #16 from the A-Z Challenge. Brought to you by the letter, P.

Previous A-Z Challenge blogs:

Amazon Hates Me – Day #1 from the A-Z Challenge

Bored – Why? – Day #2 from the A-Z Challenge

Craziness – Day #3 from the A-Z Challenge

When Your Daughter Develops, DON'T DO THIS! – Day #4 from the A-Z Challenge

Ellen – Day #5 from the A-Z Challenge

Family and Friends – Day #6 from the A-Z Challenge

The Grownup Table – Day #7 from the A-Z Challenge

Happiness & Joy – Day #8 from the A-Z Challenge

Idiots in the Attic – Day #9 from the A-Z Challenge

Jokes Accidentally – Day #10 from the A-Z Challenge

The Kid That Wasn't Named Ker – Day #11 from the A-Z Challenge

Living Out of Suitcases – Day #12 from the A-Z Challenge

Misunderstandings – I KNOW You Didn't Say What I THINK You Said

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The Old and The Elderly – At What Age Do You FEEL Old?


  1. I think we've all got our little 'glitches.' As many years as I've been a wordy-girl (pretty much all of my life), I still cannot spell the word 'privilege' correct on the first go. Why? I don't know. I KNOW how to spell it, but every time I need to type it, my fingers spell it wrong.

    My "P" post is here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/pierre-pradervand-gentle-art-of.html

  2. Hehehe I can't help you. I have a brother that calls pigeons ostriges. ^_^

  3. My husband has his own little "names" for everything. He calls the IRS the RIS, he also calls in vitro fertilization- invertro feetro. Drives me crazy!

  4. haha fun post! I can think of a few ways that I am like this.

  5. no need for alarm....happens to the best of us. :) love your posts...trying to catch up on my reading in this crazy A to Z challenge. drum roll please...you get a prize! (with um, questionable origins...? just trying to help ya out)

  6. How interesting! I know there are words I get mixed up too, though I can't think of which ones right now.