Friday, February 4, 2011

It's All About the Capitol "G"

While watching a police show tonight we heard the following statement:

"If you are going to steal a motorcycle then always wear a helmet while holding the victim at gunpoint."

[The sentence is taken out of context, but you will see where it is going.]

Imagine the word gunpoint is capitalized.  As in "Gunpoint".  That is what Wallene heard.

She turned to me and innocently asked, "Mom, where is Gunpoint? Is that like a city in Maryland. Gunpoint, MD?"

After I finished trying not to laugh, I picked myself off the floor and cheerily explained what "gunpoint" meant.

 Lucky me.

[I guess it is the lack of violent video games in our house or guns, or something. I don't know. I still can't figure out how she didn't know what that word meant. The kid does watch TV, right?]

She was surprised. She had no idea that holding someone hostage at the end of a gun to steal something meant "at gunpoint."  She just thought the guy stole a motorcycle in some town in Gunpoint, MD.

I was still holding my sides laughing when she looked at me, and realized.  With big eyes she said "Oh, no, Mom you are SO blogging this, aren't you Mom? Aren't you?"  She started laughing too, knowing the answer.

A smile in my eyes, I giggled back at her and said, "You betcha' kid. You are too much entertainment."

ETA: In Wallene's defense I found this: Gunpoint.  It is a site about what kids used to believe.

12 comments:

Thisisme. said...

That is so cute! A town called Gunpoint!! I think it's kind of nice also, that she didn't actually know what it meant. Youngsters seem to know so much these days - a lot of it not good at all. Enjoy your weekend lovely people!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sweet innocence. I wonder if there is a city named Gunpoint. Could be. It would make a great name for a city in a movie set in the wild west ......

becca said...

to cute and so innocense. loved this wander if such a city ot toen exist

Odie Langley said...

Yes, sweet & innocent does come to mind.

The Restaurant Manager said...

I think it's pretty funny she knew you would Blog about it!

lyndylou said...

absolutely priceless!!! Funny funny funny :)

Bouncin' Barb said...

So funny. Nice to hear of a teenage who doesn't know what that meant. Love it.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

Hahaha. I always knew what held at gunpoint meant. I had a brother who played video games and a dad who was a police officer.

But that is so cute! haha

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com

Mynx said...

Oh you mean mum, posting this delicious story. I couldn't help thinking that it was probably a logical question given some of the really strange town names I have discovered are scattered across your country. Hugs to both you and your adorable daughter

bruce said...

and it will be a good story to tell the grandkids many,many years from now...

Trisha said...

LOL! Reminds me of my daughter. After singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY ending with "you look like a monkey,and you smell like ONE TOO!"
She asked, "mom, whats a 1 2 smell like?"
I love when kids make me laugh!

pedalpower said...

this is so great! And I love that she was on to you about blogging it, too!