You are viewing extempore

Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 01:11 pm greatest kid comment ever?
We have a giant bucket of little plastic animals (doesn't everyone?) A recent visitor asked ivy about one of them.

"That's an alligator," she said, adding: "alligator is the past tense of crocodile."
About this Entry
[User Picture Icon]
From:normalcyispasse
Date:April 6th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Also, snake is the past tense of lizard.
[User Picture Icon]
From:ronebofh
Date:April 6th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Reptile conjugation is UNNATURAL.
From:undecemumbrae
Date:April 6th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Whenever I see capital letters on this blog I expect it to be about scrabble.
[User Picture Icon]
From:skin_it_mahatma
Date:April 6th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
a dinosaur can be a past tense of crocodile.
[User Picture Icon]
From:tinymammoth
Date:April 7th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
awwww

I am the past tense of elephants. Unless science is successful in reconstructing my tiny relatives, in which case, we'll need some new tenses.
[User Picture Icon]
From:extempore
Date:April 7th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
You are describing a tense situation.
From:shezzavague
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
I think she has the tense wrong, given:

"See you later, alligator."
"In a while, crocodile."

Complex conditionality, but I think the alligator is post-croc, not ad-croc.