Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Common Usage

Today, we were learning about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. When I explained how Clara nursed the wounded soldiers of the Civil War on the battlefields, my younger boys stared at me in disbelief.

"What is it?" I had time to ask before I understood the confusion.

There's only one way we've used the word "nurse" around here and they were right, that is NOT what Clara Barton was doing.