A little glitch in the system sent out the wrong QUESTION, and I have to transfer all your comments BY HAND on the first edition of I ASK because of the glitch. However, the glitch (I’m REALLY liking that word) is fixed and NO COMMENTS WILL DISAPPEAR ANYMORE. Oh, and I picked my top two favorites answers (which was HARD) and add them to the bottom of the post with made-up categories. NOTE: These categories will change depending on the awesomeness of your comments. And my whims. But mostly your comments.
ENOUGH EXPLANATION! On to today’s question….
What Do You Call THIS:
Because we are out on a walk and my son kicks one. Out of nowhere my husband yells: MONKEY BALLS.
I look up in the trees flailing my arms to protect my children from flying poop. (Because I already KNOW how to protect them from flying poop.)
But NO MONKEYS. Just these brown, spiky things on the ground. And the term MONKEY BALLS irrevocably intertwined with them.
So HELP! Is my husband nuts? Or are these monkey nuts? Because maybe we should be feeling REALLY BAD for the lady monkeys.
Answer that had actual RESEARCH to back it up: kdemy wrote: I thought at first that the husband was nuts, but they really ARE monkey balls according to Wikipedia. Apparently “space bug”, “bommyknocker”, “bir ball”, “gumball”, “conkleberry”, “cukoo-bir” or “sticky ball.” We have called them gumballs since I was a kid, but from now on they will be called bommyknockers! Now that I have something fun to call them, I don’t think I mind that my yard is riddled with them.
Answer with the most honesty: Krystyn wrote: I don’t call them anything except “ouch” or “crap” when I step on them!