... that this may be the most vital function I perform as a housemate, ranking higher than cooking or cleaning.
There's a skill for you! Despite being a bit rubbish at forming my own sentences, I seem to be good at sorting out other peoples' (like my youngest sister, I'm a bit of a grammar Nazi). It's actually gotten to the point now where if someone gets stuck on a word they'll glance at me and I'll fill in the gap - all the time appearing as if I wasn't even listening to begin with! If I was going for Miss United States, this would probably be my talent.