Author Topic: Befuddling Child Utterances  (Read 114158 times)

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1000 on: June 06, 2018, 01:41:33 pm »
Weird one the other day. I'd been for a sports massage, and as I was sorting myself out prior to cycling off I was accosted by a girl of about 10 or maybe a bit older - I really don't have a good idea about how to tell a child's age. Anyway the dialogue went something like this:
Her: Did that lady massage your boobs?
Me: No.
Her: You should have got her to massage your boobs.
Me: It was a massage for my foot, which is sore from running.
Her: Next time you should get her to massage your boobs.
Me: Why would I want a massage on my boobs? <Cycles off quickly>

I found it slightly disturbing, though I wonder in retrospect if I am just bringing an adult's perspective to a "boob massage" and she'd heard someting about breast cancer awareness, for example.

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1001 on: June 06, 2018, 05:39:52 pm »
That sounds pretty odd! Could be a pre teen determined to shock or make you feel awkward.
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1002 on: June 07, 2018, 04:31:07 pm »
That sounds pretty odd! Could be a pre teen determined to shock or make you feel awkward.
Well she certainly succeeded on both counts... is this 'normal' (FSVO normal) behaviour for a pre teen?

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1003 on: June 07, 2018, 09:40:26 pm »
I think making adults feel awkward can be pretty normal for some pre teens. Still, that persistence with a random stranger for a lone child is odd.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1004 on: October 13, 2018, 08:13:23 pm »
"Why were the 1960s so crinkly?"

Actually not that befuddling, as he explained he'd been watching Mad Men which featured a crinkly sofa and rustly clothes.
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Kim

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1005 on: October 13, 2018, 08:19:12 pm »
To give the ash somewhere to accumulate.
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1006 on: October 13, 2018, 09:02:01 pm »
That was actually his other observation: he'd watched an episode where Don Draper has a health check-up, which he passes with flying lungs. But he's always smoking and drinking!
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1007 on: October 20, 2018, 06:42:13 am »
Wilf, sitting on the sofa watching TV: 'I can feel the planet move'. ;D

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1008 on: October 28, 2018, 05:40:35 pm »
Saturday afternoon
Me: Have you brushed your teeth today?
Dyl: No, it’s the weekend.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Kim

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1009 on: October 28, 2018, 05:41:17 pm »
Wilf, sitting on the sofa watching TV: 'I can feel the planet move'. ;D

Fracking?  ;D
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Arellcat

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1010 on: March 12, 2019, 10:00:38 pm »
Anders and I were out for a walk. Ahead, he saw a cat. He called to it, and it stopped for a moment, looked at him, and then went on.

A: "Well, one time it recognized me. Maybe it has indonesia."

Ah, how time flies and one's children are suddenly all grown up.

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1011 on: March 22, 2019, 06:31:24 pm »
"Aquinas is like my chemistry textbook. He likes to babble on and it doesn't always make sense."
(Actually, he likes chemistry.)
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1012 on: April 04, 2019, 02:46:48 pm »
"How come all the graves are in the graveyard?"

I think he was imagining lots of nearly dead people hanging round the graveyard so as to be ready.
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1013 on: April 29, 2019, 03:51:50 pm »
Just to show that age is no barrier, TLD (15 and 1/4): I don't want to listen to Absolute 00's on the stereo*, dad as Frank Skinner was on there, earlier and it was all boring talking.
ME: What do you want to listen to it on, then?
TLD: The Google Home as that station only plays music on the Google Home.
ME: ???

A little later it became apparent that she blamed me for Frank Skinner.  Perfectly normal point of view, I think, from a teen!

*We have an internet connected stereo and a Google Home Mini in the kitchen, both get used for listening to streaming radio stations.
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Kim

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1014 on: April 29, 2019, 03:56:31 pm »
You'd think 15 would be old enough to grok that a radio station (even a streaming one) was a thing where somebody else decides what you listen to, so presumably she's got a weird idea about the uniqueness of a given station.

Frank skinner is, of course, all your fault.
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tiermat

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1015 on: April 29, 2019, 04:23:09 pm »
To be fair she was coming off the back of multiple evenings of work, 2 weeks of revision and a couple of sleep overs, thus logic didn't really come into it!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1016 on: August 15, 2019, 08:30:55 pm »
Louis and I went for a ride today. At one point I was explaining my thoughts on how drivers see cyclists when Louis said I was Plato on a bicycle.

That’ll do.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1017 on: August 15, 2019, 08:33:40 pm »
Wrong thread!  :) :) ;D

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #1018 on: August 15, 2019, 09:19:56 pm »
But we don’t have a Flattering Child Utterances thread.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.