Table Manners

the father: I have this rash on my hands. I hope it’s not cirrhosis.

the mother: I think you mean psoriasis, with a ‘p’. Cirrhosis is a liver disease.

the father: I thought they both started with an ‘s’.

the mother: Psoriasis has a silent ‘p’ and cirrhosis starts with a ‘c’. That’s the English language for you.

the son: English is stupid. – With a silent ‘p’!


The Talk

the father: On the walk this morning, I spoke with our son about the ‘Birds and the Bees’.

the mother: Oh, how’d it go? Did you find it difficult to explain?

the father: No, not at all. Actually, he did most of the talking.

the mother: That’s good he can be open and honest with you.

the father: Sure is. Did you know that there are actually 23 different species of Mockingbirds? And over 1000 different species of bees!