When I was in seventh grade, my Social Studies teacher, Mr. Long, asked the class, “Does anyone know what heroin is?”
I confidently raised my hand.
“A female hero.”
I wasn’t wrong. I also wasn’t right.
I had heard, “Does anyone know what a heroine is?”
… a female hero.
Because I was so embarrassed, I have no recollection as to why he was asking us about drugs.