Sometimes I get my words all mixed up, which means that sometimes I make absolutely no sense!
One day a friend and I were discussing pet peeves. One of mine is people who talk with food in their mouths.
When I was growing up, I used to get so irritated by smacking. For some reason, it just turned my stomach. Now, I get the same feeling if someone at the table talks with food in his or her mouth. It’s just gross! And impolite. And improper etiquette. (Can you tell it bothers me???)
But, when I went to tell my friend about this pet peeve, I got my words mixed up and said: “I can’t stand it when people eat with food in their mouths.”
Um, yeah. How else do people eat? Isn’t having food in the mouth a part of eating?
Nancy, a long-time friend, and I were at a conference several years ago. We were having dinner at a round table with some attendees we didn’t know. Nancy crossed her legs under the table and accidentally kicked someone, then said, “Excuse me. I just have long knees.”
Long knees? She meant, of course, long legs.
Can you just picture someone with long knees? Such a person probably even eats with a mouth really full of food!