Menu

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interpretation


When I opened up my fortune cookie tonight, I asked Jeff for some clarification because I wasn't sure what "magnanimity" meant.

Even context clues and the awesome skills I learned in my 11th grade SAT prep class taught by my mom weren't helping me.

I read it aloud with a questioning tone.

Before Jeff could make something up prove he is smarter than me, Hayden interjected.

"Oh. That just means in your next job, you will be making robots." He said confidently.

Although Hayden was very convincing, I decided to look it up on dictionary.com and am I glad I did, because now it all makes perfect sense.

mag·na·nim·i·ty
[mag-nuh-nim-i-tee]
noun, plural mag·na·nim·i·ties for 2.
1. the quality of being magnanimous.

2 comments:

Mimi said...

Don't you hate when they use a different form of the word to define the word. I mean really why bother; now you have to look up two words instead of one. Someone should tell the writers of dictionaries (like they don't already know) that doing this is useless.

Let me know if you are going to be a robot maker or something else (if you ever find out the definition).

Love you,

Mom

Mica said...

Doesn't it mean not sweating the small stuff - or not being petty???

Like this is not magnanimous:

WHAT WERE YOU DOING EATING A FORTUNE COOKIE?