Well, I was sitting on Dogdad's lap this evening while he and Mom were having a conversation. Dogdad was talking about a project he is managing and said something about it needing more "analytical work."
My ears pricked up, so they said it again, "analytical work," and my ears pricked up again.
"Jakey, are you thinking about getting a technical job?"
Then Mom saw the light and whispered something to Dogdad.
Next thing I heard was Dogdad asking Mom, "So, are you going to cook Chinese tomorrow?"
"You mean in the wok?" she replied. Again my ears pricked up and they both giggled.
Finally, I got it, the joke was on me: they said "work" and I thought they said "walk" and got interested. Then they said "wok" and I got excited again.
Work, wok, walk -- funny language that English. Why can't everyone just speak Dog?
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