Sunday, November 7, 2010

What was that?

My hearing is not what it used to be. Amanda was reading a Nancy Drew mystery book in the car yesterday, and had a question about a word that was new to her ...

Amanda: What does g-a-u-n-t mean?

Me: Gaunt means thin and sickly looking in the face.

Amanda: Oh, because it says, "He was tall, gaunt and had pointy breasts."

Me: Uh ... tall, gaunt and WHAT?

Amanda: "And was poorly dressed."

Me: OH, okay.

For a minute there I thought I was gonna' have to ban Nancy Drew books. I mean I'm sure there are tall, gaunt men with pointy breasts out in the world, but I'd rather my girls not know about them just yet.

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