Last night, we ran a short installation of our Monster game, run by Uncle Bill. In the monster game, we all play nine year olds with invisible monsters. In this particular episode, there was some kissing by children of other children on the cheek, partially in cute nine year old crush style and partially because we were tormenting the adult military agent posing as a nine-year old. (My character described him as “an adult pretending to be a human being!” )
At the end of the session, Juss declared that, at lunch, his character, Nick Anonymous, sauntered up to my character, Rosemary Brown, sat down next to me, and kissed me on the cheek…only, he did it like this…
“I saunter up…” he frowned, his brow furrowed, “…how do you saunter?” — scene interruption as several of us demonstrate sauntering to Juss — and then he continued with his character sitting down and kissing me on the cheek.
I was soooo amused that he knew enough to know that it would be cool to saunter up, sit down, and kiss the little girl…but he didn’t know what saunter was.
(He had gotten ‘saunter’ from listening to Daddy’s character, the “cool guy,” No Way Jose.)