Saturday, July 15, 2006

Military Intelligence and like phrases

Julie was taking a nap. And Coco, who has a new "trumpet" (a trumpet-shaped harmonica deal that plays four notes, which, luckily, are tuned to a major triad and the fifth below, so it doesn't sound as terrible as it reads) wanted to play for her.
I said, "Yeah, Coco, a lullaby on a trumpet. I think that's an oxymoron."
Humor like this always works with the 3-yr-old crowd.
But here's the kicker.
Madeleine said, "You're right."

What does she think "oxymoron" means? I haven't told her. I doubt it came up in first grade. Now I'm curious. What did she think I was saying?

(In other words, the illnesses are now officially over and the kids are back to their normal selves - though a few pounds lighter.)


Anonymous said...

another oxymoron that somebody, for real and for true, used in an actual sentence:

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Goedi said...

In what sense? A heathen receiving counseling on toning things down so that the christian mate won't get scared off?
Or the usual sense, of which I unfortunately occasionally bore the brunt? I.e., "don't."