Friday, September 6, 2013

Don't say "What?" say "Huh?"

For some reason, my dad, when we kids said "What?" was prone to respond, "Don't say 'What?' say 'Huh?'" and if we said, "Huh?" he would say, "Don't say 'Huh?' say 'What?'" This could go on indefinitely.

Today my ears are a little plugged up, or, rather the left one is a little plugged and the right one is very stopped up. The last time I had this symptom, a doctor diagnosed an ear infection. He was all set to prescribe an antibiotic when I mentioned how those frequently give me allergic reactions, such as hives and even blisters, so he prescribed one unlikely to have that effect. Unfortunately it likewise had no effect on my ear infection, so I called back and he prescribed the one he thought was best for ear infections. That one did give me an allergic reaction. That was in March.

Now I'm getting over a cold but seemingly starting an ear infection, but a cure is likely to be worse than the disease. I'll see how it goes over the weekend. If it doesn't clear up by Monday, I suppose I'll call the doctor's office.

Meanwhile:

"What?"

"Huh?"

2 comments:

Mavis Moon said...

:) Seems like the story was some friend of Dad's used to say that. I said it to my kids, too. It's a tradition. Or a "Grandpa Lou-ism," as we called them.

("That ain't the way I heard it, the way I heard it, one fella say t'other fella, s-e-e-z...")

Janette Kok said...

I didn't know the origins. The one that you are quoting comes from a radio show.