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?’
‘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.’