One time I saw this movie called The Green Mile. In it, Michael Clarke Duncan plays a simple kind of guy called John Coffey.
When he introduces himself in the movie, he always says, “John Coffey, like the drink, only with a ‘y’.”
And the whole movie long I was like, “Cough-y? What the heck kind of drink is that? Something you take when you are sick? I don’t get it.”
By the third time he’d introduced himself this way, I was quite miffed, like, “I do not know this cough-y. Is this some sort of crazy down south thing? Why did they make this supposedly simple-minded character refer to some obscure drink that no one has heard of? THAT IS STUPID.”
By the fifth time he’d used the phrase, I was totally fed up, like, “WHY DOESN’T HE JUST SAY JOHN COUGHY LIKE WHEN YOU ARE SICK AND HAVE TO COUGH? THERE IS NO DRINK CALLED COUGHY!”
Then, like three years later, I was having a coffee one morning and suddenly I GOT IT.
Sometimes I can be very, very stupid.