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sometimes i wonder how we sound to other people.

my mom: it was the monkey's birthday.
me: what?!
me: what monkey?
my mom: [patiently] it was the monkey's birthday.
my mom: on dora.
my mom: that's why paul wanted a pinata.
me: oh, you mean boots.
my mom: yeah.

me: my mom said, "it's the monkey's birthday" and i was so confused!
me: i was all, "monkey? what monkey?"
cam: so... you find her as hard to understand sometimes as i do.
me: yeah, but it's what she's saying, not the way she talks!

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