Offspring was busy doing a Mythology crossword puzzle for a homework assignment. She sat on the couch muttering to herself and checking facts in her Mythology book. The following conversation ensued:
Offspring: "Dad, who was the second husband of Mother Earth?"
Juggling Freak: "Dunno. Maybe Cronus?"
KLee: (playing solitaire on the computer and throwing in a comment wildly) "Cronus! The Master of all Time!"
(We frequently pepper our conversations with snatches of "Simpsons", "Futurama", or "The Tick" dialogue. Pay us no heed.)
Offspring: "Well, the book says that Uranus was her *first* husband, but it doesn't say anything about her second.... I don't think that "Uranus" is the right answer."
KLee: "Well, see if Uranus fits!" (Meaning, see if it fits into the crossword puzzle.)
Juggling Freak: "Hehehe....you shoulda heard what you just said!"
Yes, we're all fart-joke making middle-schoolers at heart.
Afterward, Offspring says, "Yeah! Uranus *does* fit! Wait. That still sounds so wrong."
Juggling Freak: "Yeah, but pronouncing it "Ur-uh-nus" doesn't make it any better, now does it?"
9 hours ago