And a half cup of porridge juice
Sunday December 04th 2011, 7:58 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

What do people do who don’t have hearing losses around to entertain them?

Richard was reading the contents of the Odwalla fruit juice label aloud.

“Wait,” I stopped him–“one cup of flamingos?”


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I have no dicernible hearing loss, and I *still* hear things funny. And then there are the things half-read that make me go “???”

Comment by lynn 12.04.11 @ 11:21 pm

What Lynn said… one doesn’t have to have a significant hearing loss to still mis-hear things!! Of course, my MIL’s odd country-isms keep us laughing anyway…

Comment by Channon 12.05.11 @ 7:49 am

And, what goes with them?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 12.05.11 @ 9:06 am

Um. Get married? We were listening to This American Life on Saturday ( and Act 2, Murder Most Fowl had us laughing hysterically. But the part that really got us going was a bit where they mention that a couple had raised slugs. “What?” my husband asked. “Were they pet slugs? Did they take them for walks?” “Very slow walks,” I said straightfaced. It only got sillier from there.

Comment by RobinH 12.05.11 @ 9:11 am

“one cup of flamingos” — sounds like a recipe out of Lewis Carroll — love it!

Comment by Bev 12.05.11 @ 9:49 am

Robin, that is hilarious!

Well, better flamingos than cockatiels.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.05.11 @ 9:49 am

A slight case of dyslexia makes reading the newspaper and the internet SO much more entertaining.

Comment by LauraN 12.05.11 @ 10:33 am

Fun stuff. I keep hubs around for mis-heard things, and he CLAIMS to hear just fine. But, then, we we’re a punny family and mess things up on porpoise, too.

Comment by Ruth 12.05.11 @ 11:12 am

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