Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Realization

A conversation with Jackson:

J: How do you spell chicken, you know, like the bird?

Me: c-h-i-c-k-e-n

J: Now, how do you spell the other kind of chicken?

Me: What other kind?

J: You know, the kind that you eat, the homonym of the bird called a chicken?

Me: It's the same thing, they're not homonyms. The chicken that we eat, is the bird after it's been killed and cooked.

J: What?!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

That's funny. It's easy to see how that would happen though.