Me: Stop pulling that elastic or it will snap and hurt you.
Her: Like a puppy that hasn’t been trained?
Me: Same word, different context.
Her: Daddy bought a ball?
Me: Yes, in the supermarket.
Her: A ball??
Her: Where, where is the ball?
Me: It’s in the hall.
Her: A ball for dancing? A swirl of colour and a swell of music?
Me: Oh no, sorry sweetheart, a ball for bouncing and throwing.
Her: Ah, same word, different context.
And re the title, yes, we’re having a Samuel Johnson week, is there a problem with that?