Years ago when En’s next older brother was a pre-schooler, he was keenly interested in letters and their sounds. His name is Seth (rhymes with Beth). However, his struggle with understanding the separate sounds of s and th produced the following exchange.
As we drove in the car, he had been quietly thinking as he stared out the window, a habit he continues to this day. His thinking reached a conclusion and he joyfully exclaimed, “Mom! My name has two etheth in it, lithen: Theth!”
After I whooped in laughter I encouraged him, “Great job, Seth!” After all, he was correct, taking into account the spelling required to accurately represent a lithsp.
…another entry from the vault of innumerable moments of hilarity.