The word “assume” makes an “ass” out of “u” and…nope, still you

When I was growing up, my mother passed down many unsolicited-but-now-wholeheartedly-appreciated “Pearls of Wisdom”.  One of these was, “never assume.  Look at how it is spelled; to ‘assume’ makes an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and out of ‘me’.” Like many such parental Pearls, this one stuck with me. Given the cognitive viscosity of the average … More The word “assume” makes an “ass” out of “u” and…nope, still you