Calvin was just watching Desperate Housewives with me, and somewhere in there, this question made a spark in his mind:

Calvin: “Mom, what does cannibalism mean?”

Me: “It’s when you eat people.”

The follow up is what kills me:

Cal: “Then why would people have to ‘practice’ it?”

Whereupon I tried, fruitlessly, to explain how not all uses of the word ‘practice’ denote attempting to improve one’s performance.

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