On the way to school this morning, Emma says out of the blue, "We can have chili dogs for dinner."
I said, "Do you even know what chili dogs are?"
And her reply, "Yes, they are hot dogs that are cold."
After the laughing died down, I asked her how someone makes a chili dog.
She answered, "You take a pot of boiling water and put the hot dog in."
I told her, "That's how you make hot dogs, not chili dogs."
Emma thought about this for a moment and said, "That's right. That's how you make a hot dog. To make a chilly dog, you put in in the refrigerator and cool it down."