Ron's Reading ✿ 'Riting Room

The Story of the Sneaky Doctor

There was once a cagey doctor that built a regional reputation for invariably predicting correctly the sex of an unborn infant.  Upon his retirement, he explained his method.  Aloud, he declared it would be a boy, but he wrote the word “girl” in his notebook.  If the baby proved to be a girl, he whipped out his notebook to show the folks they must have heard him wrong.  Sneaky—very sneaky.

Note:  —And, speaking of babies, the word “infant” comes from the Latin word infantem, meaning “unable to speak.”

I found this story in Boyd’s Book of Odd Facts by LM Boyd (1979)

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