Thursday, December 25, 2008

I hear it has medicinal properties

Wednesday night I went out to dinner with my mom and dad.
It was nothing fancy; just the three of us at a Chinese buffet.
One of the things I tried was called "Dragon Phoenix". It was a combination of shrimp, chicken and (probably fake) lobster, all mixed together in a rich buttery garlic cream sauce. I know, it doesn't sound Chinese at all. But it was yummy.
I mentioned that the Dragon Phoenix was really good.
Dad thought for a moment, with a kind of odd expression, and then he asked "WHAT did you say that stuff was called??"
"Dragon Phoenix," I repeated.
"Oh..." he responded with a bit of relief. "I thought you said something else."

Turns out he thought I was eating Dragon Penis.


Mo said...

Dragon Penis on Christmas Eve may be a new Holiday Tradition!

Ho Ho Ho

Meloncutter said...

Those of us on a budget have to stick to the lesser expensive....

Lizard Dick.

Later Y'all.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Gwenhwyfar said...

To be fair, that's pretty close to what it says about you on the men's room wall.

Janna said...

Morgen: The dragons wouldn't be too happy about that.

Meloncutter: The flavor isn't quite the same, is it? :)

BroadwayMatron: Thank you! Stay warm and dry, wherever you are. :)

Gwen: What are you doing in the men's room?

Giggle Pixie said...

I bet they charge extra for that.

Janna said...

GigglePixie: I should have asked! :)

Travis said...

Now that definitely illustrates the importance of proper diction.

Happy Holiday my dear!

Gwenhwyfar said...

It's probably best for everyone if you don't ask those sorts of questions.

Janna said...

Gwen: I will probe with every fiber of my being until I get satisfactory answers, and then I will broadcast those answers to every person on the planet via every possible form of mass media... and then it will come as no surprise when I mysteriously turn up missing one day. The house will smell like Canada, and all my chutney jars will be gone... And people will KNOW all about you. It's only a matter of time.

Gwenhwyfar said...

By "smell like Canada" you mean it will reek of trees, right?

Janna said...

Gwen: And rotting beef carcasses. No, wait... that's the yaks.

Janna said...

Travis: (Sorry I missed you earlier) Yes! Definitely a reason for proper diction.
Heh. Hehheh. Dic-tion.
I get it. :)