*This is also a re-post from my now defunct blog. It may be old, but somehow oh-so-relevent.
Me: "What are you doing!"
Me: "You don't dog-ear a first edition! A signed first edition! What the hell's the matter with you?"
James: "It's Babble."
Me: "Both pronounciations are correct."
James: "It's Babble. Where do you think the word "babble" comes from? It's like the tower: Babble"
Me: "It's spelled B-A-B-E-L. Bay-bul. Not Babble. They're two different words."
James: "They're the same thing. Babble. Like a babbling brook."
Me: "Why do you have to be such a dick?"
James: "What? You always do this. Just admit you're wrong."
Me: "Wrong? I'm not wrong. They're two different words. I admit they have the same Middle English root babel (points to open dictionary) - I just wanted you to back up your outrageous claim with fact."
James: "What outrageous claim? It's Babble, like the tower."
Me: "I thought you were fucking with me. Besides: two different words - babble and babel. The tower is Babel. Both pronounciations are correct."
James: "I don't trust that shitty dictionary."
Me: "You're an idiot."
Mia: "What's James yelling about?"
Me: "Being a fucking dick, that's what."
James: "Because I'm right?"
jen said so December 4, 2005 01:22 PM