Sunday, November 16, 2008
When someone uses the wrong word?
I'm working on Part 3 of "Measure of a Man" and hopefully you'll all enjoy the read before we all move on to more great topics lol.
I wanted to ask you guys your thoughts about something. I'm a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) so it's in my nature to always pay attention to how a person communicates and how they speak. I'm sorry but it's not something I can turn off. It's my profession and I'm always "working" even when I'm not at work. LOL
So the other day I was having a conversation with a friend of a friend and they used the wrong word over and over again during the converstation. I felt so strongly about telling the person the correct word, but I didn't want to embarrass them. I left the converstation thinking about what the person said wrong and I almost felt it was my duty as a SLP to find a way to inform them of it because I could not fathom it being said again with someone else.
I just wondered what you do when this happens?
Do you let the person go on with out being corrected knowing that they will say it again and again and again? lolol
Who have you corrected, how did they respond when you told them, and would you want someone to correct you?
Just_Wondering about what you'd do in my shoes......
PS: I may start a funny series of stories as an SLP working with my kiddies (3-5 year olds)