A middle schooler was self-critiquing a run-through of the All-Region music, and noted that she missed a dynamic change...
KID: I need to do more diminuendo! Some people call it a decrescendo, but I prefer diminuendo.
ME: Eh--they're the same thing... like sofa and couch.
KID: No, it's only couch for me! Sofa reminds me of...a potato.
KID: Yes, a potato.
(I later realized that it should have been "couch" that reminded her of
a potato. She acknowledged that phrase, but still said that it was
"sofa" that triggered the association.)