My son has become a linguist. In fact, he loves bigs words and phrases and learning how to apply them. I love this little part of him because I am fairly well convinced that he is going to be an engineer or architect someday with the way he loves to build and construct.
However, just to keep me humble, I'll share this story.
This weekend, Kevin was teaching John Ross the concept of "making do" alongside one of John Ross' favorite words, "improvise". John Ross had a hole in one of his socks and we were moments from leaving for church. Kevin said, "John Ross, I have a new phrase for you. Make do - it means when things don't go the way we expect, we just make them work until we can fix them."
John Ross thought for a few moments and said, "Dad, I have a new word for you. More-do."
Curious, Kevin asked, "And what does more-do mean John Ross?"
Without a moments pause he replied, "More-do means when something breaks you go buy a new one."
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the message and messenger I am up against...:)