“Hey Max, remember when you tried to diss Sarah yesterday by saying that she only spews out droll stuff before walking out of the classroom in dramatic fashion?” said Brad.

“Uhuh. Why?”

“Well, I forgot to tell you this, but droll actually means funny, in an odd kind of way.”

Max blinked incredulously. “What? I thought droll meant boring?”

“No. No it doesn’t,” said Brad as he shook his head.

Max collapsed onto a cafeteria seat.  “Oh dear.”

“So basically, your attempt at throwing shade was actually a weird compliment-giving moment.”

“Oh dear,” repeated Max.

As Max continued sitting dumbstruck, Brad added: “I personally thought that that was a pretty droll situation.”