While spell-checking, I looked at "defecate" and... OOOOOOOH! It’s de-fecate—like getting rid of fecal matter! Wow. Duh.
It’s really strange how the brain works. Sometimes I make these connections instantly, and sometimes it takes me a ridiculously long time.
I’m a big reader, and I always have been. I used to read books that were way beyond my comprehension level, so I think I ended up memorizing the meaning of a lot of words through context. When you learn a word before you can really understand it, it’s like it’s stored in an area of the brain that is removed from connection-making.
Now the next point of interest: exactly which book in The Baby Sitters Club series included the word “defecate”? Maybe Kristy Goes to Medical School?
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