I remember it well: I was sitting in a 6th-grade science class when the teacher asked me to read a selection from the book, so I began ...
All was going well until I reached a word I did not know. It sputtered from my lips with all the confidence of a terrified mouse cornered by a coiled-up cat preparing to pounce.
The classroom erupted with laughter. "Hahahahahahahaha!"
I knew I had made a mistake. "Oh... nu-mo-ne-a," I corrected myself slowly as the classroom gasped for a second breath to continue its collective gut-busting. "Hahahahahahahaha!"
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