September 15, 2003

No, I guess I don't

The other day David bought himself an SD Gundam action figure. SD Gundam is some kind of Japanese cartoon that he's seen on TV. The figure looks like a robot in bright white, red, and yellow samurai armor. We had the following conversation about it.

"I think I'll call him 'Ninjer'," says David.

"You mean 'Ninja'," I say.

"No, I mean 'Ninjer'," says David.

"But that sounds like he has a ninjury," I say.

David looks at me with withering scorn.

"Dad, you just don't get it."

Posted by Will Duquette at September 15, 2003 07:32 PM

Craig Clarke said:

It sounds to me like your son is from Boston, where it is customary to remove the R from any word (usually a food) where it is deemed unnecessary ("lobsta," "chowda") and add one where it is completely frivolous ("soder," "pizzer").