“Daddy, what is Maureen?”
“You mean Maureen the midwife?”
“No, Maureen in the swimming pool?”
“I don’t remember a Maureen from the swimming pool.”
“No, Maaaawreeeen, that gets the germs away…”
We had a protracted discussion yesterday about the merits and demerits of chlorine. I’m still not sure how we got from chlorine to Maureen – but couldn’t we all start slipping a little toddler rhyming slang into our everyday speech?