Me: Look at the stain on my Coach wallet. Mellie: What happened! Me: I used the stain remover on my wallet. Mellie: What was the stain you had on? Me: This stain? It's from the stain remover. Mellie: You got a stain from a stain remover? Me: Yes. Mellie: But what was the stain you had on before you used the stain remover? Me: Oh, but there was no stain. Mellie: So why did you use a stain remover if there was no stain? Me: I thought there was a stain.
The one about short-sighted vs near-sighted
Me: Near-sighted is the same as short-sighted, just as far-sighted is the same as long-sighted. Mellie: No it's not! Near-sighted and short-sighted do not mean the same thing. Me: Yes they do. They both mean you can only see things up close. Mellie: No, near-sighted means you can, short-sighted means something else. Me: No, they're both the same! Mellie: And there is no such thing as long-sighted! Me: Yes there is! It means the same as far-sighted! Mellie: You're making up words! Me: I'm not! That's how we say it in Singapore! Mellie: It's wrong! Me: But then you can use it in many contexts... like having a far sight, or having a short sight... or was that having a near sight? Mellie: Why are we even arguing about this?!