Thursday, May 22, 2008
Subtle Sibling Rivalry
My brother, younger by one year, forwarded me a copy of an email he sent to one of the long-lost nephews. In the email he mentioned that his sister (that's me) "probably has the most inert intelligence of any of our siblings".
The key word here is "inert" and I'm sure (I'm hoping!) that he meant "innate". Mind you, my brother is an excellent speller. And he's always sincere in his compliments. And there is no sibling rivalry between the two of us...we did away with that forty years ago. And so I'll give him grace and assume this was a slip of the pen (er, the keyboard).
See! My intelligence isn't so inert after all. (said with a guffaw)