Tuesday, March 25, 2008


One of my favorite things about Sam is the ridiculous kinds of fun we have together. He went through that [unavoidable] unpleasantness known as adolescence, and it appears that he’s come out the other side as a nice man.

Anyway- part of the fun we have together is that we have a similar sense of humor. Take me, and make my sense of humor a million times drier, and you have Sam.

This is the conversation we had Friday:

Sam: You know what’s a great word? Hubris.

Me: Totally. But it’s should be pronounced “ooobris”.

Sam: Haha.

Me: Or we could do an even more pretentious pronunciation. “ooobreee”.

Sam: That’s both pretentious and perfect.


  1. My brother's just shy of 16. When we talk on the phone, it mostly consists of us making weird noises at each other.

  2. Okay, I had to go look it up on dictionary.com; I'd always heard it as hyoo-bris. Yup. They and I have the same accent. Must be a mid-Atlantic thing.


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