Sometimes I worry that it's an age thing... but to be honest, I've done it my whole life... but possibly it's getting worse as I age. I'm talking about mixing up words. Actually my daughter does it sometimes too, so maybe it's genetic. Anyhow, it's not like I don't realize the mix-up. Once the word is out of my mouth, I generally correct it. I can't think of any examples at the moment. But when it happened the other evening when DH and I were talking, it took me so by surprise that I couldn't stop laughing with the visualization that popped up into my head.
I realize that telling this story may not be as funny as when it happened, but I swear every time I think about this, I can't stop laughing...
We were cleaning up the kitchen and as usual I was looking out the kitchen window checking for cats, kittens, coons, possums, ... whatever. While doing this, I noticed a patch of yard that had been dug up.
"Did you notice that?" I asked DH. He said "yes". To which (and I'm still laughing as I say this) I said, "Avocados?" (meaning Armadillas!)
DH did look at me funny... and of course as soon as I said it, I corrected it, but 'the vision of avocados digging up our backyard' has never left my head... and it still makes me laugh until tears are running down my face. (Guess it's actually bittersweet - as it's good to laugh,.. but hopefully I'm not losing my mind).