Yesterday, someone said made quite an innocuous statement and I stopped myself from laughing out loudly with much difficulty.Its terrible how once when you've been alerted to the other shades of meaning a certain word can have, you have to think a number of times before you make a statement that can't be misconstrued, especially when you're hanging out with people who're constantly on alert for sentences with unintended double meanings.
It's so difficult to keep a straight face or to not point out the joke when your cousin says something completely oblivious of the thoughts that are occuring to you. There are certain words I've stopped using completely ... if I'm forced to use them it takes some conscious effort and a scanning of the people around me, to say them aloud.
And gosh, once you've started and you haven't reached the Gawd-I'm-way-past-it stage, a friend can be trying his/her best to tell you a serious story and the rest of you are laughing your heads off at the innuendoes. Or the victim could be the professor, like it happened with the Fine Arts prof. and my unfortunate name. A story I often have to hear because someone around is feeling vindictive.
We had great fun before a certain exam this sem (when fun is the sore need of the hour), when it seemed like the author of a rather boring presentation seemed to have something totally different on his mind. It was hilarious.
Of course, all the time there are people who nod their heads and say 'You guys really need to grow up' ... but till then :D