Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Plea

Dear Mr. Webster,

I know that you are extremely busy, what with thinking up new words to put in the dictionary and all, but I could really use your assitance. I don't really need a new word, just a revision of an extremely old word.

Let me explain.

My daughter is going to be a princess riding a unicorn for halloween. The day after we bought the costume, she asked me what "uni" means. I explained that it means one and gave the example of unicycle.

Then she asked me what "corn" means. I looked at her like she was crazy because it is the only vegetable we can force down her princess throat. And by that, I mean it's her favorite.

"Why isn't it uni-horn"

I looked up the definition. I tried to explain that in a different language, "corn" actually means "horn". That didn't exactly work.

"Well, I want it to be unihorn."

So, Mr. Webster- can you help a mom out?

You see, we live in a new neighborhood. We will be meeting new neighbors on Halloween night. And my child is stubborn enough to call it unihorn all night long. I'm not quite ready for them to know how wonderfully weird she is.

My plea is this- change the word. It's only one letter, after all. And it sounds nice- say it with me- unihorn. Lovely, isn't it?

The best reason for changing the word is that. . .

it will make sense. To princesses and their mommies everywhere.



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DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'll call it unihorn, if that helps any.

Karen said...

There area whole lotta words I'd change if I could. And I wouldn't add text speak in either.

Helpful guy said...


First line explains the origin of the word.

Anonymous said...

we're gonna strike the word unicorn out of our vocabulary... just for you two! :)

noble pig said...

I think this is an entry for the Urban Dictionary..it would be perfect.

Kimmylyn said...

Oh Chelsea.. I laughed out loud on this one.. hysterical..

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