‘Brilliant work, but stupendous, isn’t a word,’ the teacher said.
His jaw clenched, as his work got handed back. Stupendous was a word, in fact it was a great word. His mum used it all the time. When his dad used to forget to take the rubbish out, or when she had to rush out in the rain to bring in the washing.
It was a perfectly good word, and David wasn’t going to be outdone. He pulled out a dictionary, and just as he was taught, found the word he was looking for. ‘Yes it is a word, look its in the dictionary.’
‘So it is, I’m sorry I was mistaken.’
It was a good day, he was first in the lunch queue for pizza, he scored the winning goal, and now his teacher admitted he was wrong. Stupendous, it was the best word to describe his situation right now – Good or bad, stupendous was a great word.