An excerpt from a conversation with one of my sons...
son: A DARE officer came to class today.
me: Oh, what did he talk about?
son: He talked about how bad marina is for you.
me: Marina? What?
son: Yea, and Mom, why do people smoke tobawga if it's so bad for you? Mom, can you believe people would take stuff that is horrible for them?! (He's all indignant in a way that's only possible for those that have never taken drugs.)
me: (laughing too hard to answer)
son: Mom? Mom? I said the words wrong, didn't I?
me: (tears are streaming)
son: Mom, can you tell me the right words now?
me: (catching my breath, wiping my eyes) Okay, but say them both one more time.
son: Marina and tobawga
me: Marijuana and tobacco
son: (smiling, he's used to this) Thanks.