My mom got called on to read aloud in class and came across the word ‘island’ and pronounced the s (is-land) and the whole class laughed at her and the teacher told her she was stupid. She grew up hating reading and has literally not read any books, newspapers, magazines, etc. since my sister and I were younger and then she only read us children’s books because she ‘had to.’ So like, don’t do this.
I remember every time someone did this to me. It made me very angry. I still read though. I just don’t read out loud in public spaces.
(Source: gruntledandhinged, via cathrynne)