Words are hard. Seriously. You go out into the world to converse. You open your mouth to speak, and next thing you know, you’re speaking gibberish.
We’ve all had those awkward moments in front of a cashier. They say, “have a great day.” And we wait to say “you, too” or “thank you.” Unfortunately, we don’t say either of those. What comes out is “Thank too.” It’s worthy of an eye roll and a facepalm. And we do this to ourselves day in and day out.
There’s nothing worse than having diarrhea of the mouth. It’s embarrassing, and it causes us to struggle with social interactions.
Throw in tongue twisters and we’re doomed.
Get Your Exercise…Twist Your Tongue
Saying what we want to say is hard enough. Then, you have those tongue twisters that people create just to watch us struggle even further. If you consider yourself to be a wordsmith, try out a few tongue twisters to see how well you do.
If you’re a public speaker, you might fare fairly well.
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
How did you do? Be honest.
Now say, “Irish wristwatch.” Bet you didn’t realize you couldn’t say that until now.
Tongue twisters are meant to be hard. It gives our tongues a workout. And you may end up sputtering or spitting in your attempt to get the whole line out. It’s like you’ve suddenly turned into Elmer Fudd.
Rather than making yourself look ignorant, you change the words so that they roll off the tongue a bit easier. Give yourself a break. You don’t have to twist your tongue every time you want to talk.
The Danger of the Double Entendre
There is another aspect of language that you have to be aware of. There’s the double entendre, where there are two meanings to what is being said. One person may only hear the sweet and innocent meaning. Then, those of us with dirty minds may clearly hear the risqué version.
Did you hear about the guy who dipped his balls in glitter? It was pretty nuts.
You either read that and wondered what kind of arts and crafts he was into or determined that he was dipping his nether regions into his art supplies. If you read it as the latter, congratulations. You are the victim of a double entendre and probably have a dirty sense of humor.
There are also quality erections, which happens to be more than a comment about the male anatomy. It also happens to be our trademark at Sherman Pole Barns. We’re not selling blue pills. We’re selling pole barns that are erected with only the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. As a result, we bring you quality erections that can be for residential and commercial purposes.
Beware of Paraprosdokians
At this point, you might think we’re just making up words to make ourselves look more intelligent. While the possibility certainly entered our minds, we’re serious about this one.
The word alone is a tongue twister. And when you hear mention of them, you think that they might be aliens from a far-off planet. Before you give yourself a headache wondering what movie the Paraprosdokians are from, let us tell you a bit more about them.
Rather than being alien beings, they are phrases that end with a shocker so that the complete sentence ends up being a shocker. We turn to Stephen King to provide us with a great example.
I have the heart of a small boy…in a jar, on my desk.
If you were to listen to only the first part of the sentence, you’d think he was describing his personality. By listening until the very end, you get the full shock factor because hearing that King has the heart of a small boy in a jar on his desk is not what you’d expect. It’s shocking and more than a little bit disturbing.
Then, there’s also Winnie the Pooh, if you’d prefer a paraprosdokian that doesn’t go quite as dark.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
Here’s the thing. We say things we don’t mean. And we say things that we do mean. And sometimes, we like to go for the shock factor, if nothing else than to make sure the people we’re talking to are listening. When they don’t look alarmed by the end, we know that they tuned us out. So, it’s vital that we throw paraprosdokians into our speech from time to time.
And when we can actually pronounce paraprosdokians, it makes us sound Einstein-level smart.
Let’s Talk About Erections. Quality Erections.
Now, throughout all of our ranting and raving, you may have realized that we stumbled upon something important. Perhaps you thought it was just us giving an example of a double entendre. While we were, the whole point of this blog is to talk about our quality erections.
If you’ve ever driven through Sherman Country, you may have even seen one. You might go into a brewery and hear people talking about our magnificent erections. Some crave them really badly.
And we want to give everyone a chance to take advantage of our erections. Once you have one, you’ll never want another erection in your entire life.
Get your mind out of the gutter. Obviously, we’re talking about our pole barns.
You don’t have to be a world champion tongue twister to call us up and talk about pole barns. Use whatever banter you want. If you get a bit tongue-tied, we won’t judge you. However, we have been known to throw out a few double entendres and paraprosdokians as we talk just to keep you on your toes.
The moment you decide that you’re ready to build a beautiful building in Sherman Country, call us. We’ll make sure you have all of the information you need to start the process. Just ask for a quality erection. One of our staff members will be happy to deliver.