Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Say What Again???

I had one of the strangest conversations out on the rec yard today. It just caught me all sideways.

An offender pointed out past the fence and towards the horizon and said:

"What is them hills over there?"

I'll have to admit to one and all that I stood there with my brain flapping open. I could not for the life of me understand what his question meant. I asked him to repeat himself and it came out exactly the same way:

"What is them hills over there?"

To which I nimbly replied "Just hills, that's all." thinking that would be the end of it and I could nurse my wounded brain. But the bastard persisted.

"What is they called?"

Who the hell do I look like, Amerigo Vespucci?

I said "We call them 'Them hills over there' " and walked away as fast as I could.

I hate it when they do that to me. BG and I discussed the matter and suggested we call them the "Lesser Tetons" for lack of a better name. We are nowhere near the Tetons but we figured it might stop them from asking stupid questions. I imagine that they are actually part of the tail end of the Ozark range but couldn't say that with any authority.

Hell, they might be the Lesser Tetons for all I know.

What the snap is a Teton anyway?

I'm a little tired, if you can't tell.


  1. lol....I couldn't resist.

    The most common explanation is that "Grand Teton" means "large teat" in French

  2. Darn it! Tango beat me to it.

  3. If I hadn't been so tired, I would have seen that coming. From all three of you scoundrels. (grin)