Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Opposite of Rhetorical

[I was going through the cupboards when I discovered a couple cartons of cookies that we were going to take to church. I should add that I had previously eaten some cookies (just a couple) that she was planning to take to the kids summer camp and Laura still hadn't gotten over that.]

Jack: "Mmmm, cookies..."
Laura: "Those aren't for you."
Jack: "I know."
Laura: "I don't think you do."
Jack: "Yes, they're for church. I won't eat them. Why do you think it's necessary to remind me?"
Laura: "Well, let's see ... why do you think it's necessary to remind you?"
Jack: "It was a rhetorical question."
Laura: "No, I don't think it was rhetorical. In fact, it was very 'torical'!"

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