From this morning:

Barb: I’m lollygagging.

Joe: I don’t understand why you would want to gag lollies.


<more silence>

<still more silence>

Barb: I love you anyway.

I presume she was using a more modern definition of lollygag than that at the beginning of the 20th Century. I suppose I should confirm that.


5 thoughts on “Overheard

  1. Where the literal, educated mind meets the evolving modernization of the language.

    • I know! After discovering what the original definition of lollygag was the entire conversation takes on a completely different meaning.

      I thought it was incredibly funny. Barb was considerably less amused than me regardless of the definition used.

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