The Wrong End

This is my (late) husband R’s story which he used to laugh about. 

One day he was running a temperature. His red face drew the Principal’s wife attention. She asked him, “why is your face all red?”

R in those days wasn’t at his best in the English language, and his reply was, “I am in a temper”. He meant he wasn’t well, and was having a temperature.

Poor lady! She was taken aback by his answer. She demanded, “young man, now why are you in a temper?”

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Dictionary, Shmictionary

Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know (or were very wrong about, in retrospect).

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