Friday 29 December 2006

It's just a phrase

One of the ways in which children help make you a better person is that they so frequently imitate you. Nothing like having a bad habit reflected back to make you rethink it. On the other hand, sometimes the imitiation is endearingly sweet flattery. With Charles, though, it can be both at the same time. His latest habit is the use of the phrase “cooking with gas”. I used it to mean that things were going well. Charles now uses it when he plays Rise of Nations to mean that he is gathering a resource at the maximum rate allowed (the display for that resource flashes yellow when that happens, so Charles doesn’t even have to compare numbers to notice). I think I only said it once, but Charles is a very quick study. On the other hand, rather than thinking of it as providing Charles with a catch phrase made annoying by massive repitition. I like to think of it as preserving our cultural heritage.

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