Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Color Purple

Okay, this could be tricky. See, I love my husband's side of the family. But there is this thing. And I'm not sure how to say this - other than to come right out and say it.

Purmple is not a word. There is no color purmple.

Say it with me people. Purrrrrr-pull. See? No M. No hint of an M. No curious N to make it somewhat ambiguous. THERE IS NO M IN PURPLE!!!

Mike came home today from a little shopping excursion and said they drove my brother-in-law (who, like me, married into this insanity) crazy between the three of them, purmple-ing away. And I just couldn't let it go. Because if even one of my children ever says purmple when referring to the color purple... my eyes will pop out of my head. And then I will be all distracted trying to find my eyeballs and I'll totally miss the teaching opportunity. Which would be unfortunate, because then I would be perpetuating the madness.

I'm just sayin'...

6 comments:

Mom said...

too funny! love you guys!!

Katy said...

Hmm...This might not be as egregious as "purmple," but both your brother and your mother say "comftable." There's a whole syllable missing there. Where's the R sound?!

Tim said...

...And Warshington...

mom said...

gosh, I was totally unaware of the comftable thing, but I think Warshington and doing the warsh and could you please give me a new warshcloth are all just part of my charming midwestern accent!

Kelly said...

HAHAHA!!

Kelly said...

Tim has gotten Jenna to say Purmple! ARGH!!