Last week, I went to the dentist and they pulled out my last two wisdom teeth.
The word 'wisdom' means a deep knowledge and understanding that helps you make good decisions. Of course, we get lots of knowledge from our studies at school when we are young. But we usually get wisdom from experience as we get a little older.
Also, when we are young children, we get most of our adult teeth. But those big ones in the very back... they usually come in when we are a little older. Just like wisdom... So, we call those teeth "wisdom teeth".
But honestly, I'm not so sure if that is really the best name for them...
I think wisdom is something that helps people a lot in their lives. But wisdom teeth seem to cause most people a lot of trouble! And now, all my wisdom teeth are gone! Did I lose all my wisdom too? Hmm... Maybe...
I'm curious what these troublesome teeth are called in other languages. Is there something interesting about the name for them in your language? Please let me know!
--because I think I need to find some new wisdom!
This learning tip is part of my short daily diary. It's in easy English so you can enjoy some listening & reading practice and learn some useful daily conversation. Enjoy!
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