My sister is in town for the week with her two kids, visiting from Florida. She's 2 and a half years younger than me... and smart in ways that I am not. She's got an undergrad degree in mechanical engineering, she went to Duke and got a master's in biomechanical engineering...
But sometimes she says some really interesting things.
She and I took her two kids out for lunch at Culver's (well known for its fabulous ice cream). After our burgers, the two of us shared a Turtle Sundae:
Yaso: Huh. What kind of nuts are in this?
Yaso: Ah... this must be where they came up with the name for Turtle Bars.
Yaso: Turtle Bars! They have pecans too. Turtle Bars must get their name from the Turtle Sundae.
Yaso: Turtle Bars. You've had Turtle Bars haven't you? Turtle Bars must get their name from Turtle Sundaes.
She is kidding, right?
Me: So, you're saying that Turtle Bars got their name from Turtle Sundaes. Did I get that right?
Wow. Wow. Just wow.
Here we go...
Me: (I say this in my first-grade teacher voice) Oooooooorrrrrrr... the Turtle Sundae gets its name from the Turtle Bar.
Me: Seriously Yaso?
Me: Well, why do you think the bar was named after the sundae? I mean... couldn't the sundae have been named after the bar?
Yaso: Oh. I guess I hadn't thought of it that way.
Yaso: Wow. Huh.
Yaso: Wow. That was kinda dumb.
I put my head down on the booth because I am laughing... then she starts laughing...
Yaso: So we are answering the question of which came first... the Turtle Sundae or the Turtle Bar?
Yaso: Come to think of it... we also have to consider the Turtle Cheescake, the Turtle Pie, Turtle Clusters...
There's that Duke degree kicking into gear!