This installment of I’m Right, You’re Wrong is a little different, because I had an argument with my husband and I cannot go through the charade of presenting the argument objectively without reveling who held which position since he is so obviously wrong. So I’m going to present the argument as it happened, ask you to tell me who is right and how wrong Husbandrinka is. And please don’t Google before answering. Because if you do, you may go blind and hair will grow in the middle of our palm.
Here’s what happened.
Husbandrinka: You know how some doors in France have a little glass window towards the top that tilts out?
Marinka: Yes, I know everything.
Husbandrinka: Do you know what it’s called in France?
Marinka: That’s the one thing I don’t know.
Husbandrinka: It’s called Vasistdas.
Marinka: What the-?
Husbandrinka: Because during the Franco-Prussian War, the Prussians occupied Paris and one saw that little window and said Was ist das, which means “What is that?” in German and now it’s named that.
Marinka: This makes no sense.
Husbandrinka: It’s true.
Marinka: Let’s back up. So the French design the door and decide not to name the little window part, thinking “oh, surely, someone will occupy us soon and then come up with just the name for it!” and then the Prussians invade and once the war is over, start to question various architectural features? And while they’re questioning it, someone else decides that the question is the official name? I don’t know what kind of bill of goods you’re selling me, but I’m not in the market.
Husbandrinka: Forget it.
Disagreement: Is that little window above the door in France called Vasistdas or not?
Disagreers: Marinka and Husbandrinka
Position One: Yes.
Position Two: Of course not. That is insane.
So, what do you think?
Is Husbandrinka’s story bullshit or am I right?