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"Serendipity" is the first five-syllable word I could either pronounce or comprehend. The addition of this word to my vocabulary at the age of ten was not the result of any intellectual prowess on my part, but rather the fortuitous consequence of having two bright, multitalented, highly competitive, older siblings. Since preschool age, as is often the torturous plight of the youngest child in a family, I was forever being cast in the role of a practice audience for speeches, debate competitions, poetry recitations, talent contests, mock interviews, and cheerleader tryouts. Although I complained bitterly, this was actually relatively light duty since I was only required to look engaged and refrain from making any critical comments.
Joan Howland, Diversity Deferred, 90 Law Libr. J. 561 (1998), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/462.