THE SCENE: Saturday morning. RL shambles around the kitchen, still half-asleep, emptying the dishwasher and starting to get breakfast ready. Miss B sits on the floor, reading a book. DP sits in the next room, checking email.
Miss B: Mum, what's a humming pigeon?
RL (dazed and confused): Um, I don't know. It must be a pigeon that hums?
Miss B: But how does it hum?
RL (totally baffled by trying to envision a humming pigeon): I...don't...know....
DP (from the next room): Um, hello? I think she means homing pigeon.
Miss B and RL, simultaneously: Ohhhhhh!
RL spends the next 2-3 minutes in a fit of uncontrollable giggling.
Hope your Saturday is filled with similarly excellent communication.