I was talking with a relative. I mentioned a conversation that I thought was funny.
My boyfriend, who works in wood, knew that I am interested in working in woodcut or linoleum cut prints. He happened to have a very, very nice piece of pine, so he gave it to me.
“It’s Grade A”, he said. ”Oh,” I replied. Sounded good to me! ”What does that mean?” ”Well,” he said, “It’s knot-free.”
“Oh! How much is it, then?”
There was a bit of a silence.
“KNOT free…not NOT free.”
And so, we introduce the wood-inclined to the wood-ignorant. How do you do? :D
This has been a source of good humor for us both, since.