The other morning I was making breakfast for Aubrey and Emma, (and by making breakfast, I mean pouring cereal) when Aubrey said, “Momma, are we not supposed to say, ‘Eclamation point-star-pound sign-fishbones-swirl?'”
I had a moment of total anxiety. I assumed she was holding my cell phone reading an email, either to or from one of my close friends. We may occasionally get creative with our punctuation to express our frustrations without tripping up anyone’s work email accounts. (Ahem.)
Anyway, in a split-second I wondered how she knew what a pound sign was and what fishbones were, and with my heart hammering, I spun around to see what I was dealing with.
She was reading the funny papers.
WHAT are fishbones? Do you think they meant like FISHBONES, fishbones or is that some kind of freaky-deaky symbol on my keyboard that I’m not smart enough to know the name of?? Anyone?