October 03, 2013

Dinnertime Inventions

Tonight at dinner, Caitlyn announced that's she half dragon. "And 1/4 and 3/4 cat."

After some back and forth ("You don't understand what I'm saying!" "That's right, maybe you could say it differently?"), she finally got a sticky note and drew a pie chart. We talked it through and when we were done, she said, "I'm one-half dragon, seven-sixteenth cats, and one-sixteenth human. Because otherwise, how would I be talking and eating with you?"

Of course.

She then decided that such a being was properly called a "drat." This felt weird to me - although I opted not to explain why - and I countered with "feligon". (Now that I think about it, I probably should have suggested "felico" to stay somewhat consistent with my vague ideas about Latin. Felis + Draco = Felico or Dralis?

Caitlyn drew a picture of a feligon, which apparently has two forms (half cat, half dragon AND a shapeshifter?). Both were winged quadrupeds, one with extra pointy teeth, one with jewels on the wings. I suppose if you're a winged quadruped, everything else is just gravy.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the frustration of people not getting what you are saying! It still happens to me all the time! Now that you get it, are you going to have to come up with a Halloween Costume that resembles this creature?