It's dinnertime, and the boys have sat down to eat. Motormouth starts yelling at Monkey to stop doing something and Monkey starts tattling in that universal, sing-song tattle voice that every parent loves.
Me, talking over the yelling: Both of you stop it and eat!!
Motormouth: But Monkey was going to put up the middle finger! He can't do that!!
Me: He was not. Monkey doesn't even know what the middle finger is.
Motormouth: You could show him.
Me: NOBODY'S showing him.
Motormouth: I can't show him, I don't know what the middle finger MEANS!!