The continuing saga of the partridge

You may recall that a couple of days ago, Oscar and I had an illuminating discussion where it turned out that Oscar had absolutely no idea what a partridge was.

You can read about it here.

We were discussing this over dinner last night.

Jason said to him:

‘What did you think a partridge was then Oscar?’

Oscar said:

‘I thought it was a type of pear.’


‘Why on earth would you think that?’

Oscar (looking at Jason incredulously like he was the stupidest person on the planet):

‘Because it lives in a pear tree.  That’s what pears do.’

Jason had to concede that this was true.

Oscar continued gleefully:

‘Actually. I didn’t know it was called a pArtridge.  I thought it was called a pEartridge.’

Tallulah and Tilly sang dutifully:

‘A pear tri idge in a pear tree’.




What is the difference between a regular pear and a peartridge?


‘The pears have eyes.’

Of course.

One response to “The continuing saga of the partridge

  1. This made my day, it’s right up there with my nephew telling me the names of all the reindeer, Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen etc and Olive… as in “Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names”

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