Sunday, February 11, 2007

Speaking of Precise Language

In our dinner conversation tonight, I mentioned "buffalo."

Anda said, "What's a buffalo?"

"A large animal," I said.

"An elephant is a large animal," Anda said.

To clarify, I said, "A large animal that's covered all over with brown fur."

"Woah!" said Anda, looking truly amazed.

I nodded.

"Even its eyeballs?" she said.

"Uh, no," said I.

"Even it's lips?" she asked.

"Uh, no," I said.

Curses, I thought. Foiled once again in my attempts to be educational......

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