16 Nov 2009
I have this problem when Larry is talking. I cannot understand the first few words of his sentences. If he says more than one in a row, I can follow fine, but when no one’s said anything for awhile and he speaks, either I am not paying attention or he’s got a bad case of mushmouth. Usually this just means I say, “huh?” a lot, or I end up attempting to answer him, which causes a lot of confusion, like so:
Larry: [mumble mumble] watch tv?
Sally: No, thanks.
Sally: I said “no, thanks.”
Larry: Oh. ‘Cause I said “mind if I watch TV?”
The other day, however, I feared a line was being crossed:
Larry: [mumble mumble] poop today?
Larry. Poop today.
Sally: Did WHO poop today.
Sally: Ohhhh. Yes, twice.