Monday, August 06, 2007

Addendum to Song of Songs?

The Boy: You're very lithe.
Me: Huh?
The Boy: You're very giraffe-like.

I mean, if Solomon can say this and get away with it:

2:9 My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattice.

I guess it's OK for The Boy to tell me I resemble a giraffe.

At least he didn't tell me my hair was like a "flock of goats" and my teeth are a "flock of sheep". BAAAAAA!

BTW, I don't think lithe means "giraffe-like".



Jim said...

google is your friend:

Mandy said...

Hilarious. Is he peeping through your lattice to see your giraffe-ness?

Mercy's Maid said...

I do not have any lattice, and besides, I think there's a law against that nowadays.


He makes me laugh.

Lulu said...

Look at it this way...there's much worse he could have compared you to than a giraffe. The way I see it is that giraffes are long, lean, and graceful. And they have purple tongues.

Mercy's Maid said...

Yeah, I thought it was cute. And they do have purple tongues. That's the best part about a giraffe, really.

TheBoy said...

Actually, if I may defend myself a bit...

I did make both comments, but I didn't imply that they meant the same thing. I'm aware that the definition of 'lithe' has nothing in common with any sort of tall, African, acacia-eating creatures.

But she is lithe.
And, in some respects, rather giraffe-like.


Pamela said...

wiggle your ears.