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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Burrow, Barrow, Barrel

A couple days ago Clay and I were outside working on the chicken coop.  Uh, wait.  I mean, I was watching Clay working on the chicken coop, but I did have on a pair of gloves, so I was prepared to help at a moments notice.
Then this conversation started and we spent the next three days holding our sides trying to overcome the ache from our fit of hysterics.

Me- I’m so glad Dad gave us that old wool berer.

Clay- (turning to me with wide eyes and a stupid grin)  What was that you said?  Wool berrrrrr?  Did you mean wheel barrel?
Me- No!  And it’s not a wool barrel.  It’s a will burrow.
Clay- Wheel barrel.  Say, wheeeeeel.
Me- Will, wool, woooool.
Clay- No wheeeee, wheeeel.
Me- I’m not saying that and it’s not a barrel.  It’s a barrow, like the donkey.  You know a barrow.
Clay- I think you mean burrow.  And it’s a wheel barrel.  Not wool berrer.  I’ll chalk it up to growing up in western Kansas.
Me- Wheel.  See?  I can say it just fine.  I just happen to have an accent, a western Kansas accent.
Clay- Or a speech impediment.
Me- Well, at least I know it’s NOT a wheeeeel barrel.  Dummy.
Clay- But, it’s certainly NOT a wheel burrow either.
Me- I said barrow and I think that must have come from burrow.  Right?
Clay-  You may have come from a burrow.
Me- You’re hilarious.
Clay- Wish you would have thought of that one first, huh?
Me- Maybe.
Clay- (shaking his head, laughing) Wool berrer.  Oh, April, that’s a good one.
Then to prove who was right we spent a few minutes googling wheel barrow and wheel barrel and guess who was more correct, despite the speech impediment?
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