Questionable Etymologies

The funky tandem stroller we bought from our friends the Wiggii often draws questions from parents at the park. Today was no exception, and today Finn overheard that the stroller was made by the company “Phil & Teds.” Apparently he thinks it’s a very influential bunch:

“Dad-O, did you name Uncle Ted after Phil & Ted?”

“Er, no, buddy,” I said, “we named him after my Uncle Ted. You know, he was a policeman in Chicago.”

“Oh.” After a minute or so went by, he followed up: “Was the policeman named after Phil & Ted?”

I politely explained that I don’t think the stroller company was that big a deal in the 1930’s. 🙂

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