Phonetics Vs Semantics

| Ridgewood, NJ, USA | Related | March 10, 2012

(This happens when I am a know-it-all eight year old.)

Dad: “Hey!”

(He says something I can’t make out.)

Me: “What did you say, Daddy?”

Dad: “Jeez, what are you, deef?”

Me: “It’s pronounced deaf, Daddy.”

Dad: “Oh, really? Then why don’t you go outside and rake some leffs?”

(Many years later, my father can still send my mother into convulsing laughter by telling me to ‘go rake some leffs’ when I’m sassy.)

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