(trust me. there's a musical term in there somewhere.)
We were sitting in the kitchen last night playing Scrabble (or "the game from Hell" as my hubby likes to call it) ... when suddenly ... from the downstairs hallway ...
Me: What was that?
Hubby: Sounded like a smoke alarm. Are you SURE wyxtrim is a word?
Me: There it goes again! Yes, wyxtrim. It's, uh, a musical term. 95 points.
Hubby: That's the smoke alarm all right. Let me take a look.
... get ladder from garage, unscrew smoke alarm, which is hard wired through the ceiling, read warning label which says "do not remove wires or open battery compartment due to risk of electrocution" ...
Hubby: I don't even SEE a battery compartment.
Me: Just rip the stupid thing off. That noise is driving me crazy. I'm sure you won't get electrocuted. Hm ... hoobrit ... perfect! 78 points. Your turn!
... sounds of ripping, twisting, and breaking plastic ...
Hubby: Got it. Sheesh. What the heck is hoobrit?
Me: Another musical term. It means to play as loudly as you can. The opposite of diminuendoissimo.
Hubby: Sure. Ok. I hate this game. How could you be winning 565 to 74? That doesn't seem right. Are you sure you're adding my points?
Just then ... from the upstairs hallway ...