Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Why DO we need all those extra words?

I was teaching Sarah spelling/vocabulary words. 
M: Clerical.
S: What does "clerical" mean?
M: Secretarial.
S: Then why don't they just call it "secretarial"?
M: I don't know.  Your next word is "fiscal".
S: What on earth is that?
M: Financial.
S: Well then, why wouldn't you just say "financial"?!  Why do we need all those extra words that I have to learn?

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