Laura asked me why I call that thing "headphones." "It not a phone, Mommy! And it go in your ears, not on top your head!" Since I had no energy to explain tech design history or the definition of the root word "phon," I simply told her, "Ok, I'll call them 'ear speakers' from now on." She assumed a superior look, as if she'd just won the Semantics Olympics. I was ~just~ able to not laugh at her.