In December, when Jaclyn took a tour of BYU, the tour guide (Rhett) provided some information about intramural sports. He asked Jaclyn what sports she liked to play and she said, "Badminton." He asked her if she really enunciated that 't' and teased her a little about her accent. Or so I hear, I wasn't there.
Rhett says it "Ba-mi-nn".;
Last week I told Jaclyn I was glad she had decided to try out for the high school badminton team because I like saying that sport Rhett's way now. (She may have rolled her eyes at me.);
Anyhow, today the coaches pulled her aside and told her that she didn't need to come to the rest of the try-outs next week. She's on the team! They want the for sure players out of the way while they evaluate the rest of the potential players. And suddenly I realize that, personally, I need to enunciate my consonants. I can't go a whole season without using my d's or t's. Badminton it is.