Have I mentioned that TN's word count is almost at 30? She seems to come up with something new everyday. So, we're in the car, and Terry is blowing bubbles at TN. Their conversation goes something like this:
Terry: "No, Buuubbles"
Terry: "Bu bbbb les"
Terry: "Well, they're similar... but different."
Me from the front seat: "what?!"
Needless to say, you understand my confusion from the front seat. So, if any of you can give me a good cross comparison of how bubbles and the dodo bird to the left are "similar", please do let me know. I'm quite interested.
So, we get down a little further into Iowa, when they repeat this conversation, only this time it goes something like this:
Terry: "Okay. Yeah. We're in Iowa now, so that'll work..."
Me from the front seat: "What?! Terry!"
Okay, I am also laughing nearly too hard to drive. So, bubbles, now comes in the form of bubba.
Here's wikipedia's definition: bubba is often used outside the South as a pejorative meaning low economic status and limited education. The term "bubba" may also be taken to mean one who is a "good ol' boy" who has difficult business and social relationships due to his self-absorbed outlook on life.
So, folks, just for the record: bubbles... bubba... similar, but different.