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)