Sunday, May 02, 2010

Hasn't Babysat Recently

In a conversation in which an historic sniper came up, I remarked to Tam, "Sniper no sniping!" and was rewarded with a puzzled look. This sort of thing happens so rarely (usually I'm the one wondering wotthe..?) that I thought I'd better mark it.

One of us works with folks who have young children -- coworkers who will use the original phrase term in circumstances like the borrowing of a single-example tool. It has become an incantation.

8 comments:

reflectoscope said...

I am glad I have the context to get this one.

Jim

excitedVulcan said...

You go, Dora!

(and Boots too)

Borepatch said...

#2 Son was briefly a Dora fan ten years ago. Now he enjoys this same joke.

Robb Allen said...

Got a 7 and a 4 year old.

I know that one all too well!

George said...

Worked security years ago. A coworker came in singing "Rubber Ducky, You're the one...". I had been raised pre-Sesame Street, had no idea, thought he had gone insane. I know better, now...

LabRat said...

It's a catchphrase in this household too, and we've no young children. I think we got it off a guildmate who does... the internet is such an effective meme vector it's almost scary.

John B said...

I can sing every Veggie Tales song...
but right now it hurts.

check my blog for why.

Ken said...

"The phone...the phone is ring-ing"
"The phone...we'll be right thewe"