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I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.

Vocabulary

“Hey, Mom, what does plantation mean?” Hannah asked as she was working on some new vocabulary words last week.

“It’s a big word for farm,”  I told her, thinking that maybe next time we’re down south we could visit a plantation.

“That’s just like phosphorescent!” Grace exclaimed.

Phosphorescent? Farm?  A phosphorescent farm?  I was not tracking at all.

“I don’t know what you mean,” I told Grace.

“You know,” she said, but I didn’t. “It’s like plantation is just a big word for farm, and phosphorescent is just a big word for glow-in-the-dark.”

Big words for simple concepts, I guess, is what she meant.  But is phosphorescence really a simple concept?

phosphorescent-butterflies

 

 

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