Lightning Bugs

Lightning / Wellcome Images

Lightning / Wellcome Images

“The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” – Mark Twain

Sounds like aphasia, when the wrong words pop out of your mouth? At the hospital I wanted to say “sugar pops.” I said “chickenpox.”

One Response to “Lightning Bugs”

  1. al writes:

    I wanted to say “croissants,” but I said “bagels.”

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