Actual conversation with Oliver on the way to school earlier this week:
Oliver: Catherine’s getting her hair cut today at her barber Blue Note.
Me: Blue Note is really more of a “hair dresser.”
Me: Well, places where women get their hair cut tend to be called “hair dresser” instead of “barber.”
Me: I don’t know. Although some people I know who are men get their hair cut at Blue Note.
Me: People at silverorange like Steven and Isaac.
Oliver: There’s an Isak at my school.
Me: Yes, he spells his name differently though.
Oliver: Oh, that’s a homophone.
Me: A homophone?
Oliver: Spelled different, sounds the same.
I looked it up. He’s right. I thought it was a homonym, but it isn’t. I’ve a feeling this is the start of a long slow slide into the intellectual shadow of my son.
Actually it starts slowly, and accelerates amazingly quickly. Have fun.
Get used to it Pete — I think I’m officially a recipient of knowledge from Ryan and Julia on all fronts/topic.