Driving to school one morning, a radio ad announces that there will be 100 harlequins (?!) at an upcoming weekend event. 

We drive a couple of blocks in silence. 

Then Maddy pipes up "Um, what's a harlequin anyway?"

"I think it's like one of those french clowns in puffy clothes with diamond shapes on it and maybe a mask. Kind of like a mime." 

"Huh," says Maddy. "I always thought it was a cross between a mannequin and...a ...harlot." 

Cracked us all up. 

Good thing we got that squared away before she goes out into the world!