Luckily, I have a mother who suffers from the same brain dysfunction so I grew up learning "tricks" to words. Like, every time I spell Michael, which happens to be my father's name, my brain process goes like this...."M-I-C-H-um, he doesn't like "emily" best so A-E (that would be me "e"mily)-L". No joke. And I know my father loves me bestest mostest of everyone but that is the trick I remember for my father's name.
Think I am dumb yet?
Well, wait for it.
Yes, just wait.
It gets better.
I really embarrass myself now.....
I always, ALWAYS refer to wind shield wipers as "front shield windwipers" and "back shield windwipers". Mr Pepperworth told me to buy front shield windwipers last week and I was all, "okay, what kind". He said, "Did you notice how I said that". I said, "Yeah, you asked me to buy front shield windwipers". He's all, "Get it? Get how you said that?" I'm all, "what? Oh *giggle* whoops. I totally knew what that meant." One minute goes by, "Wait, what are they really called." Thirty seconds go by, "No seriously, what are those really called?" Mr Pepperworth thinks "worthless."
Luckily I don't have to ask people about their windwipers very often.
So, although I have some faults, I find them charming sometimes. I bet Mr Pepperworth doesn't think it is so charming when I tell him to go left when I meant right but
My hard working brain cells make for good times, like Aunt Judy is "Anut Judy" and every year on my work review, I always add a little extra on the "to improve" line. This year was to "learn the difference between it's and its". I could never keep it straight but luckily I have a trick to remember it now. Thanks to the Boss. Gold Star!