The following was taken from a mid-day telephone conversation between the Palinode and I:
"I'm going to go hair-remove my legs." I said, because I like to speak in hyphens.
"Don't you mean 'leg-remove your hairs'?" he asked.
"No, I'm going to hair-remove my legs. Otherwise, I would be removing my legs and keeping the hair."
"I thought that might be the case, but I'm not one to judge."
"But then you'd be stuck with a wife who had hairballs for calves."
"I would learn to love you again." What a guy.
"You would have to stroke them and say 'Oh, baby, your hairballs get me so hooooot'."
"Well, I was thinking that we would take you to Mexico for some leg replacement therapy."
"Thank you. The hairballs would have irritated my thigh stumps. That's very thoughtful."