Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Funny, but Stupid

As Henry Gibson's Nazi in the potted plants would have said. Seriously, who wouldn't have gone to "Lucinda, your niece?" or "Lucinda, your brother Leon's niece?" (in case of family weirdness) first?

I know that sometimes the jokes have to be set up, but this is as bad as Luanne's teacher writing "Chap 5, 6-7" instead of "Chaps 5-7" on the board.

did you see that Lucinda passed away? Lucinda, Al's sister? Al, Leon's son? Leon, your brother!

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At 9:01 AM, September 14, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

Sorry for the late comment: I apparently had an old feed address for you in my reader, it stopped working, and I've only just fixed it.

Actually, I don't think this is that odd, maybe because the sort of conversation might have been likely in my family. Suppose you haven't seen Lucinda in years, but Al was just over last Thanksgiving. When just "Lucinda" didn't work, she might well figure that referring to Al would be enough. It wasn't, so just "Leon" ought to do it; he's the brother, after all.

My family had a load of convoluted connections, including some pseudo-family, and everyone of an older generation was called an aunt or uncle. It could be daunting to sort it out, but the relatives who were present were usually much less help in the sorting than they might have been.

At 12:23 PM, May 06, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I don't know why she didn't go to "your nephew". If he's your brother's nephew, he's either your nephew or your son, right?


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