Overheard at my house
“Mummy, Reyna brought in The Doppit for Show and Tell,” said the seven-year-old.
“You what?” said the mother.
“The Doppit. She says it’s really good.”
“Do you mean your sister’s joke about what an elephant says when you tie a knot in his trunk?”
“No, The Doppit. It’s a bit like Harry Potter. Adventures, wizards and things.”
“Oh, you mean The Hobbit?”
“Yes, yes, The Hobbit. What did you think I was going on about?”