Lo sent me a text today asking where I was. As I started to text back an answer, I got all creative and typed:
I thought it was hilarious because I hate being at the grocery store, so the word gross made sense. And the word store also can mean "things stocked." And to restore is close to restock and it made perfect sense to me and I just really thought it was the funniest thing in the whole solar system. I was walking around the grocery store having a fine laugh with myself when she texted back:
Are you in Durham? That one's really gross. What you looking for?
I didn't understand that at all. Later I found out that she didn't get the joke. My wonderful wizard of joke. She understood "restore" to mean a store that sells used house things like sinks and toilets and windows and whatnot and apparently there is a gross one in Durham. Who knew?
Speaking of goofy words and phrases, I heard the 1961 Regents' song "Barbara Ann" the other day and had a good laugh at myself. I was remembering that when I was young I thought the song was "Bob A Rent." And that's the way I sang it.
Bob bob bob, bob bob a rent. Don't even ask me why I thought that made sense. I never was much of a lyrics person.