My granddaughter, aged about six years entered the Spelling Bee contest in her school.
My daughter trained her at home. She taught her to spell a list of possible words that might be asked of a first standard student.
When they were learning words like ‘neighbour, honour and colour” my daughter told her child that the Americans spelt these words differently, while in India we followed the British English spelling.
At the completion my grand-daughter got one word wrong and that word was, “PARLIAMENT.”
When the answer sheets were handed back to the competitors, my disappointed grand-daughter said sadly: “Mama, they have spelt the word Parliament differently. They have spelt it as Parli -A –ment.”
Pointing to the saree clad judges she said thoughtfully:
“Mama, I think the judges are all Americans!”
Story by Tara. Written By : Gulsum Basheer @ talkalittledo
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