merielle: purple passiflora on a barbed wire fence (Default)
Earlier today:

Partner: "That thing is held together with baling wire and chicken wax!"

Me: "...chicken wax?"

Partner: "... did I say... ?"

Me: "Were you trying to say, separately, 'baling wire' and 'chicken wire' and 'sealing wax?'"

Partner: "Yes."

Discussion of what the hell chicken wax might be follows. Perhaps it sticks chickens together, or is some sort of grooming product. I can't get the image of a chicken with a '50s pompadour and leather jacket out of my head.

Bit later:

Partner: "...so they thought, 'Apple is cleaning our lunch!' And then they... What?"

Me, laughing: "Sorry, did you mean, 'eating our lunch' and 'cleaning our clock?'"

Partner: "...yes."

I've had some nouns temporarily disappear as well. I wonder if we should worry about this.
merielle: purple passiflora on a barbed wire fence (Default)
BFF's youngest daughter: "I want to know how to whistle."
BFF: [explains to make a circle with your mouth and blow, have to experiment to find the right shape]
Daughter: "NO! I mean whistle with your fingers and your mouth."
BFF: "I don't know how to whistle with my fingers."
Daughter: "NO! Not just with your fingers. With your fingers and your mouth!"
BFF: "I know what you mean. I just don't know how to do that."
[This part gets repeated a couple of times]
Daughter, exasperated: "But you're a GROWNUP. And GROWNUPS know EVERYTHING about whistling!"

Ooookay.

BFF goes on to explain that, like kiddos, grownups know many things and can do some things well but not others. Daughter is unimpressed.

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