Trying to explain medical stuff to people is fun sometimes, especially when that medical stuff is related to the female reproductive system and you're discussing it with a couple of guys. Science guys, no less.
One evening on Church St., with Mishe, Ben, and Patrick:
Ben: "So how does that work? How does an IUD get inserted?"
Me: "Well, you use a tenaculum to 'anchor' things while you insert it."
Ben: "Tenaculum?? Isn't that a city in California?"
Me: "I think that's Temecula. This is a tenaculum. It's a pretty brutal little device. There's nothing quite like a tenaculum."
Ben: "You realize you just used the sentence 'there's nothing quite like a tenaculum.'"
Patrick: "Why don't they just make an IUD that's like a roomba? It just trolls around and eventually finds the right place."
I gave up trying to explain. We laughed a lot in between.