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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Bishop

Fiona and I were playing a little chess the other day, and of course, Nora had to play too. So I made sure Fiona knew we would be playing just with each other after we showed the game to Nora, and we were teaching Nora what the pieces were. She already knew the word "king" and was calling all of the pieces kings. We taught her queen, pawn, knight, and rook, and then came the hard part.

"Nora, this is a Bishop."
"Shipbeesh."
"Hmmm ... Nora, say bi-"
"Bi-"
"Shup."
"Shup."
"Bishop!"
"Shipbeesh!"

There's someone who reads this blog who may be having a bit of a flashback about now ... it's a member of my family, which cuts it way down (so many of you are off the hook now), and it's not my mom. Extra bonus memory points if he can name either the kid (not related to us, just an acquaintance) or the phrase or the substitute phrase involved. Maybe in the comments, or, then again, it may have disappeared altogether. As mine will, someday, I'm sure ... but then I'll look it up in the archives. Shipbeesh!


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