My husband and I think it’s funny when we find little knowledge gaps that we each have. For example, he pronounced “facade” incorrectly until very recently and until my boyfriend in law school corrected me I didn’t know it wasn’t correct to say “I won you” instead of “I beat you.” I’m not an uneducated country bumpkin either. I went to a very pretigious university for my undergrad and a top-tier law school. I’m a competent attorney. But we all miss a few things here and there I suppose.
What’s your biggest knowlege gap?
Aside from a couple of vocabulary issues, I’d say my biggest gap is that I don’t know how to make coffee. Neither of my parents drank coffee, I don’t drink it, and my husband doesn’t drink it. I’ve never had a reason to learn. I remember in high school I was volunteering at a dinner event and a teacher (who already didn’t like me much) assigned me the task of making coffee. I had to tell her I didn’t know how and I don’t think she believed me. She thought I was trying to get out of doing it, but I swear, I really had NO IDEA how to do it. And why would I, at age 15, when none of my parents drank it and we never had a coffee machine around? That was the only time I’ve ever been asked to make coffee. Luckily it’s never come up again, even at the various unpaid internships I had in school. I’d learn if I had to, but for now I’m ok with having this knowledge gap.
I can’t cook a roast. Just never learnt, and too intimidated to try because if I screw it up that is some expensive meat! Luckily FI makes a mean roast 🙂
I thought the term “the best thing since sliced bread” was “the best think since life spread” until I was about 16
I pronounce Archilles wrong. My FI thinks it’s hilarious and has tried to correct me many times but I have pronounced it that way for so long I can’t seem to change it in my head. I think it’s because I read lots as a child and read it many times but never had the need to hear or say it out loud. I have had that issue with other words too like satchet.
I always say “itch an itch” instead of “scratch an itch” and use itch like a verb. It drives DH nuts! I also don’t know how to do lots of beauty/girly stuff like wax, tweeze my eyebrows, put on makeup (besides a little mascara), do a face mask, or blow dry my hair with a roller brush. I’m a very girly person, I just have never tried doing thise things consistently enough to know what the heck I’m doing!