Thursday, March 15, 2007

I bet paper spools taste terrible...

While listening to NPR this afternoon, one of the talk show guests said lots of people are in the military because they eat a paper spool.
My brow furrowed in confusion for a moment as I wondered what the hell that meant.
Then, as the conversation continued, I realized that he'd actually said lots of people are in the military because they need to pay for school.
Ok, so I'm going deaf in my old age.

5 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

I like "paper spools" better.

Morgen said...

Eh? What'd you say, young missy? Something about eating your own stool?

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: They've gotta taste better than canned asparagus...

Morgen: Even THAT'S gotta be better than canned asparagus.

Danielle said...

That is funny. It is funny how what we hear can be way different than what was actually said. I experienced this biting Natalie on her random lyrics. I double checked the lyrics to a song, yet to be answered. And I have always heard "holy ground was my bed last night" when it was really "cold ground". I listened again carefully to the song and the actual lyric sounded odd for the first time.
"Paper spools" is so funny.

Janna said...

Danielle: That's happened to me on quite a few songs too. Once in a bookstore I saw that there was a book comprised solely of misinterpreted song lyrics. It was called "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" (a misinterpretation of Jimi Hendrix's "
Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky.)
LOL!