Miss Penelope Nike confidently strides to the stage. Receiving her winning medal, she holds it high for all, and waves it through the four compass points.

The new head, Mr Level, taps the microphone above the noise of the emptying hall, calling the puzzled leavers back to their seats.

There’s just one more award, would Miss Hughes please come to the stage.

The new award of ‘’Chomaoin’’ goes to Miss Hughes. Rapturous applause brings about an event that only Miss Nike can explain – curtsying, she hands Miss Hughes her Medal.

Mr Level claps; now that is different.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
1 year ago

You are so right, Eric – that IS different! I had to look up the name of the award given to Miss Hughes, but now I think I understand. Your imagination knows no bounds! Great read.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I agree with all the words of Fuji. I also understand everything after finding out the meaning of “Chomaoin”. Good job, it was also a great read for me.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Interesting story Eric, I too had to look up the translation of ‘Chomaoin’ to help me understand the story. It’s always good to learn something new ?

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

Am I the only one to be at a loss here? When I google Chomaoin, I am shown Chinese fried pasta, chow mein. Is that Miss Hughes’ specialty or is there something wrong with the Google machine on my computer?
And then my thoughts go to what award Miss Penelope Nike might have won. Was it some Greek boxing or running competition? Or did she design shoes that could be used for dancing at Greek weddings?
I also wonder why Mr Level’s clapping is different and if it’s connected to his name. Maybe he is so levelheaded that he normally doesn’t give in to accolades?
Eric, please, help me out here! I don’t Iike to feel like the stupidest kid in the classroom.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
Reply to  Christer Norrlof
1 year ago

Clue: look the word up in an Irish to English dictionary. Good luck!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
Reply to  Fuji
1 year ago

Consideration? I give up.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
Reply to  Eric Radcliffe
1 year ago

Thank you, Eric. I’ll take your explanation into consideration.

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