Cop? Cop. Cop? Cop? Can? Can. Can? Can.

The boys and I were fishing at the river, and we saw a guy with an impressive rig setting up along the bank, and I asked him what he was fishing for and he said (with a Scottish accent) "cop" and I said "cop?" and he said "cop" and I said "cop?" and he said "cop" and and I said "cop??" and he said: "cop" I said "Oh . . . carp!" and he said "Yeah, cop, they get quite big," and I asked "What are you using for bait?" and he said "can" and I said "can?" and he said "can" and I said "can??" and he said "can" and I said, "Oh . . . corn!"

4 comments:

C'est Moi said...

If you see him again, give me a buzz and I'll translate for you.

Dave said...

the scene would have been even funnier with a translator . . .

Igor said...

So I was catching up on some Sentence of Dave, which you can do fairly easily, what with them being just one sentence a day. Somewhere in there, it dawned on me that Dave used to entitle his every post with that day's date -- and nothing else. Now, clearly, he has expanded his cornucopia of creativity to include mildly descriptive post titles. When did this happen??

August 18. Well, before then, for about a month or two, he'd interspersed some date + title instances his otherwise spartan mm/dd/yy format, but on 8/18/10 he abandoned the date entirely.

Why did he do this? Did he finally realize after years of sentences that the blog already includes the date with every post? Did he bow down to conformist ways, inching towards normalcy as he has done more and more with every passing year since I met him? Did the forward-slash key on his computer break? Did he anticipate a time when he'd miss days here and there, deciding to make future omissions less glaring?

And most importantly, did he unveil this change of approach with a series of sentences this summer and I missed it???

Dave said...

correct on this: i realized that the date of the post is at the bottom, and i also became amused by the fact that the title of the sentence is often of comparable length to the sentence itself.

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