“Asp?” I looked questionally at Lana. “Is that even a word?”
“I don’t know. Look it up.” I was skeptical. My inner monologue was on fast forward.
I’ve never heard of the word asp. Is Lana jerking my chain or is it really a word? I should challenge it. I should for sure challenge it. Oooh, I don’t know. Lana reads War and Peace for fun. She has an incredible vocabulary…but I can beat her at scrabble. I should challenge. Yes, I should challenge.
“Is that really a word Lana?” I looked at her insistently.
“I don’t know. Why don’t you challenge it?”
“Seriously? Are you jerking my chain, Lana? I don’t appreciate this. Is it a legit word? Tell me.” I was getting frustrated. I hate losing.
“I don’t know, Elyse….so what are you going to do?” She was smiling at my indecision and frustration.
“Fine, I challenge.” I reached for the dictionary. I barely had it opened before Lana screamed.
“IT’S A SNAKE! AN ASP IS A VENOMOUS SNAKE! HAHAHAHAHAHA! I TRICKED YOU!” She was rolling on the floor laughing.