Tonight, after helping a patron find that Newbery book that had a sailboat on the front cover, I thought for sure I would be able to stump him with my new word I learned. It went like this:
Me: (laughing to self, hee hee hee) Hey! Do you know what a (dramatic pause) frigate is?One of these days I'm going to stump him. Any suggestions?
Him: Yeah...it's a sailing ship, and a quite formidable one at that.
Me: (growling) How the hell do you know that?
Him: I played a pirate game when I was a kid.
Me: Curses. Foiled again.