At cards tonight:
Ron: Hey Phil, do you know anyone with a harness?
Phil: Yeah I do, b'y, what d'ya want it for?
Ron: Not for me, b'y, it's for John.
Phil: What he want it for?
Ron: For his shrimping pool.
Phil: Oh right, that's some pool, I seen it.
Ron: Yeah, that's why he needs a harness.
Me (bemused at this point): Why would someone need a harness to catch shrimp?
Me: And I don't think he'll have shrimp up in that pool it's on a hill and not connected to the sea.
Me (knowing the difference between my seas, rivers and fish varieties): Like it's freshwater?
Ron (sighing tolerantly): Of course, yeah, it's freshwater. He needs the harness to finish the sides of it, it's very deep.
Me: So why is he putting shrimp in it?
Ron: First I heard of that.
Me: You just said....
Ron: Wha? No, I didn't. He'll be using the pool as a shrimping pool.
Me: (light bulb flashing, translator in overdrive)Oh, a swimming pool!
Ron: Yeah, that's what I said, a shrimping pool.
Note to red-faced self: Please, please, please, stay out of any shrimp harnessing conversations.