Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sophisticated Dinner Conversation

Setting: Restaurant

(Mr. TBS typing on his phone)

What are you looking up?

The answer to the age-old question.


So... what's the age-old question?

"What is the difference between an ass, a donkey, a mule, and a burro?"

That's the age-old question that people seek the answer to?!

Yes, this conversation happened while we were out to dinner.  To all you youngins pining for your Prince Charming who will whisk you away to a fantasy land of romance and poetry, this is what real married life sounds like.  Get excited!  Of course, you want to know the answer to this age-old question, right?  Read below, and color yourself educated, my friends.

A wild animal and relative of the zebra.  (Full name: African Ass)

A domesticated ass.
Male = jack
Female = jenny or jennet

Offspring of an ass (male donkey) and a mare (female horse)
* Offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a jenny (female donkey) is a hinny.

A small donkey.


  1. My condolences to all you Jacks and Jennys out there.  Now you know what your name means.  ;)
  2. We thought donkeys lived down the street from us and have called them as such, but they're burros.  I'll apologize to them on the way home today.
  3. I'm sure this is exactly the kind of important stuff NBC had in mind when they started their "The More You Know" campaign.


Marie @ Life is a Highway said...

Thank you for enlightening me on the subject. Really, that was so interesting, Linz! Funny, too!

Whitney H said...

So I guess now when a woman pisses me off I should call her a jenny ass instead of a jack ass? haha!

Meg O. said...

You learn something new every day! Hahahahaha!

Gesci said...

We, too, have burros down the street from us. But I've been calling them Max's future best friends :)
So... I get the query of ass/donkey/burro, but really? MR. TBS didn't know what a mule was??

Bev said...

An AFRICAN donkey huh?? Never knew the true story definitions to these, so thanks for sharing with all us age-old peeps :)

Love the married din din convos... they're the best!!

Jess said...

Can't stop laughing...ha! TOO GOOD.
Now I can go about my day knowing the answer to this question. Thank you, MR. TBS, thank you a ton ;)


Darby Hawley said...

Well thank you so much for providing the definitions! I am worried that I never even asked the questions! sheesh!

Jenn said...

Ha married life is great, isn't it? I always knew I was an ass at times and of course I am domesticated but now I can officially call myself a domesticated ass (hubby will like this)! Thanks for the clarification.

Michelle said...

Well this explains the term jackass. Except I think I might switch it to "African ass."

This is totally hilarious because I can't tell you how often I ask James what he's doing to find out he's googling something totally bizarre.

Megan said...

Haha this is hilarious. I actually have a book called "What's the Difference?" that explains all the little things like geek vs. nerd, porpoise vs. dolphin, etc. I'll have to see if ass vs. donkey is in there!

Ellie said...

That reminds me of a joke:
In Spanish, the ending -ito means little, so....what do you call a little burro? A burrito! And what do you call a little judge? Judge Ito! <-- bringin' it back to the OJ days with that one :)

jami lynn said...

This sounds like a lot of dinner conversations J and I have! Being married is fun, especially the completely random conversations :)

Empirically Erin said...

Haha you are so right! This is exactly what marriage is like!! :)

Breanna said...

Haha! I love this :)

RadiantKristen said...

I can't believe that this important subject matter is not being taught to our youth nationwide. THIS is proof positive that we are falling further and further behind in education...

This totally needs to be a "The More You Know" commercial.

Lauren said...

hahaha i LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

Bahahah love this!

Unknown said...

A. Playing blog catch up (thank you test taking 8th graders)
B. I CANT STOP LAUGHING... silently of course... which is making me awkwardly shake which is making my kids look at me like i'm on drugs... which is ironic because its "Drug Free" week here at school.
C. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! Lets do something soon!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Bahahaha... this is amazing. Pretty sure our husbands would get along, cause this totally sounds like a convo me and Matthew would have!! :P

Kristen Victoria said...

BAHA! love this. So much. Josh and I talk about the most random stuff and then bicker over whose right until it's proven on Google. Ah, marriage! SO romantical ;)