I had to read aloud, at age 19, fresh out of small-town community college, a study produced by what I would learn was done by a very large accounting firm.
It looked french. And I didn't have the humility to ask anyone how to pronounce it.
"de-lwa-trois eh two-shea"
All colour left my face as I saw the smug expression from on eof the guys in the crowd who I had earlier been rude to during his presentation.
My stomach churns when I see those words now. They remind me of the folly of hubris. We must strive to keep in our minds at all times that there is always more to learn than we currently know. Failing that, be prepared for embarrassment.