Me: Can someone get this big a$$ jar out of here?
Scot: Big a$$ jar that is a bag.
Katie and I: What?
Scot: Big A$$ Jar is B A G and that is bag.
Katie: Jar starts with J.
Scot: Right it starts with J.
Katie: So it cannot be B A G. J cannot make the G sound.
Scot: Yes it can.
Me: No it can’t. G can make the J sound, but J cannot make the G sound – it can make the H sound though.
Scot: Yes it can. What about Judge, what does judge start with?
Katie and I: J
Scot: Right, it’s got a D in it and J can make the G sound.
Katie and I: NO IT CAN’T!
Scot: Jiggle starts with G.
Katie: No, but giggle does, jiggle starts with J.
Me: And you were saying J makes the G sound and spelling jiggle with a G would only prove that G makes the J sound not vice versa.
Katie (mocking Scot): I learned to spell with Hooked on Phonics! Is this Overheard worthy?
Me: Definitely, come help me with this.
Scot: I hope you both screw it up.
Scot: Brings a whole new meaning to the jiggly room.
Katie: That makes no sense. Is there a reference I am not getting?
Scot: It is funny the giggly room sounds like a comedy club, but the jiggly room sounds like a strip club.
Katie: The giggly room would be a dumb name for a comedy club.
Scot: You guys suck!
Me: We may suck, but at least we can spell.
Me: There is nowhere in the English language where a J sounds like a hard G.
Scot: Okay. I always thought they were interchangeable.