At dinner tonight, Navy Guy and Law School Ninja and I discussed the word I invented today: DISEMBOWELABLE.
Me: Penny eviscerated another toy today. We need toys that are not disembowelable.
NG: that’s not a word.
LSN: Technically, according to the principles of English, it should be a word.
NG: The principles of English are so weird and bizarre and nonstandard, you can’t really count on them.
Me: And yet, you knew exactly what I meant. I’m writing to the dictionary people to suggest DISEMBOWELABLE should be THE word of 2021.
LSN: *shakes his head in resignation or possibly despair* Mom. I don’t think it works that way.
Me: Why not? It’s a perfectly good word, especially as pertains to dog toys. It’s not like I’m suggesting DISEMBOWELIFICATION.
LSN: You’re sure you graduated summa cum laude from law school?
Me: Yes! Because I am DISEMBOWELABLE.
Also Me: This may be the most ridiculous conversation we’ve ever had at dinner.
LSN: Nah. Top 20, max.
*Actual Conversation In My House