Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Word of the day #35: gingival

So I sent an email to our computer tech. The text was supposed to read

"an individual" instead I typed
"an gingival"

Or something like that. Spell check either let it through or changed it to that word. So I'm talking to the tech today and he's thinking that it's a name. He's trying to pronounce it and I'm like "how do you spell that?" Then I find the email in question and read the context and realize that he's spent time looking for my spelling error!!! Apparently, it's a real word though:

Pronunciation Key - [jin-jahy-vuhl, jin-juh-]
1. of or pertaining to the gums.

yi yi yi!


Joan said...

This made me laugh!

Veronica said...

LOL - when words fail (and spell checks too)