I’LL bet those last few posts were not very entertaining. So–I present to you: A Late Night Conversation. This was just after the Super Bowl. Timely! Contextual!
ME: Hey, why are they called the Packers? For that matter, why are they called the Steelers?
FIANCE: Well the Packers, something something about meat packing.
ME: Oh, ok. What about the Steelers though? Is Pittsburgh full of thieves?
FIANCE: Ha. Like, steal-ers. I get it.
ME: Boo. They probably have some kind of complicated etymology.
FIANCE: Did you just say “complicated etymology” to me?
FIANCE: It’s like, midnight.
ME: I’m in grad school.
FIANCE: Yeah, but…c’mon.
ME: It’s been a slow semester. I haven’t even said “ontology” once this year.
FIANCE: It probably has something to do with the steel industry.
ME: … What does? Oh right. Boo. I suppose that makes sense. Lame. So, we’ll just name ourselves after whatever we happen to be doing most of the time?
FIANCE: I guess so.
ME: So, what if the city was famous for iron?
ME & FIANCE (at the same time! We’re such a great team!): Ironers? Ha!
ME: And what would you call a team in a city where they mine ore?
FIANCE: …Ore-ers? Oh no, don’t–
ME: HARRY POTTER REFERENCE!!
FIANCE: You’re not even going to make one?
ME: I don’t have to. You made one for me.
FIANCE: Because you made me.
ME: Because I’m so freaking clever.
FIANCE: Go to sleep.
ME: LOVE YOU!!!!