Tool: “Why can’t we not be sober? I just want to start this over.”
Me: …wait. What?!
Me: Why can’t we not be sober? What does that mean?
JR: It means they want to know why they’re sober.
Me: Why can’t we….not…I don’t understand.
JR: It’s a double negative. It means they’re sober.
Me: I don’t understand it. I seriously can’t wrap my mind around it.
JR: It means they want to know why can’t they be NOT sober. As in messed up.
Me: So they’re asking why they can’t be drunk?
JR: I don’t think they’re talking about drinking.
Me: *sigh* That’s bad grammar.
JR: Your family really screwed you up with this grammar thing. When I was a kid my dad used to say, “Let’s went.” Instead of “Let’s go.”
Me: [appalled] WHY?!
JR: I don’t know. We thought it was funny.
Me: That’s not funny at all! It’s terrible!
JR: I also used to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What do you see as “Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What does you see.
Me: *head explodes*