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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Emerson responds to the death of Neil Armstrong

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 By

Me: "Aw, so sad. Neil Armstrong died."

Emerson: "Oh, that is sad. He was one of our first moonwalkers."

Me: "Yep. Do you remember what he said on the moon?"

Emerson: "No...?"

Me: "He said, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Emerson: "Wull, that's not cool. Why couldn't he say womankind?"


So I tried to explain the definition of mankind, and she just shook her head.

"He could have said 'humankind,' and that would have included everybody."

There was no point in trying to explain poetic license. She was having none of that.


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