I was doing a crossword puzzle in bed this morning on my iPad.
I needed a 9-letter word for “aircraft propeller” so I consulted the Goonfather because he knows vehicles more.
“Blades,” he said.
“Starts with J,” I clarified.
“Then your other word must be wrong,” he said.
“What the… it’s 9 letters lah,” I said.
“Hmm… hmm…. I know! Propeller!”
“You can’t say propeller when the clue is propeller lah!”
I added, “And my other word is not wrong. It starts with J.”
He made a serious thinking face and hmm-ed a couple more times.
(Jennifer is my friend Minou’s real name.)
((The correct word turns out to be “jet engine”.))
Sent from my iPad