I was stoned at work the other day while hanging out with the electricians on set and talking about someone’s teeth, I don’t remember whose, but I started laughing and I said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if fish and birds had teeth that were like tiny human teeth?” I was just standing there giggling and imagining it and my friend Nick said, “Fish do have teeth.”
“I know,” I said. “But they’re like those little grubby nodular things, they aren’t real bone teeth, and they aren’t shaped like human teeth.” Nick said, “No, there are fish with human-shaped teeth.”
Anyone could have misheard this statement to mean teeth that were shaped like humans, or shaped like the teeth of humans, or any number of things but what I heard was, “No, there are fish with human-sheep teeth.” “Sheep do have teeth,” I say. Nick looks at me like I’m crazy and tells me, “No, they don’t have sheep teeth, they have teeth like humans.” I still think he’s talking about sheep but I get called away to do actual work and run off.
About an hour later I start searching, “sheep teeth,” on my phone. I found out that not only do sheep have teeth (I knew it!), but that they only have them on the bottom…and they do look like human teeth. So I text this picture to Nick and I type in, “SHEEP DO HAVE TEETH!”