This afternoon, desperately trying to avoid some boring work, I IM'ed with a friend about the Spanish word for "stab": puñalada. I think that word is too long and elegant to mean "stab," and I was discussing this with him. The writing went as follows:
Me: It's too long and elegant a word for what it means.
Him: "puño" means fist in Spanish.
"puñalada" means fisting.
Me: Oh, my God, I didn't want to know that!! I didn't want to know it,
and now I can't unknow it!
Him: [typing at the same time, so the words pop up one second after I
So puñalada means the gesture you make with your fist when you
Oh. That's all right, then.
And now here's a joke (not the octopus joke. Otherwise...):
What did the Indian say while it was chasing the potato?
"When I catch you, I'm gonna scallop you."
My sister made that joke up when she was nine. Not bad for a nine-year-old, I think you'll agree.