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When Good Semantics Go Bad

I came home to Buddy fighting with Kit over getting to his homework. Exasperated, Buddy tells me that Kits' insisting I told him he can do his homework whenever he wants and he won't get to it.

“You know that’s not true" I said. "You're supposed to do your homework as soon as you get home. Did you tell your dad you could do it whenever you want?”

“No.” he insisted. "I didn't say I could do my homework whenever I want."

"Don't lie to me," I said. “Are you telling me your dad is lying?”

"No," he said smugly, “I said I could do my homework whenever I LIKE.”

Ain’t kids cute?