Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beware of Dogs with Zits!

A couple of weeks ago my eight-year-old grandson, Joshua, came downstairs to see what I was doing. It was a little after 5 pm and I had the TV news on in the background as I was working on dinner. For some reason the news appeals to Josh, and he sat down to watch it.

"Grandma, they're looking for a pimple."

"What do you mean?" I asked as I continued to chop onions.

"The news says that people in the neighborhood are looking for a big pimple."

Intrigued, I rinsed my hands and joined him on the couch, hoping to figure out what this breaking news was all about. I listened to the newscaster as she said, "Neighbors are on the alert for a large pit bull roaming the neighborhood."

(Say it out loud to yourself--pit bull and pimple sound a lot alike!)


Christina Berry said...

He was giggling about that just a little while ago!

Robin Johns Grant said...

My cousin and I still laugh over what we thought certain songs were saying back when we were kids. Now we listen and the words are perfectly clear. When you're young, part of the problem is you don't have a huge vocabulary so your mind fills in the blanks with words that you do know. Then we get older and get like my dad, who is hard of hearing and probably would have heard "pimple" instead of "pit bull," too. Come to think of it, I'm moving in my dad's direction. So I guess we only have a couple of decades in which the words sound clear, right?!

Bonnie Leon said...

Kids make life fun, don't they. I'm still chuckling.



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