a trowel by any other name
I'm In the middle of the annual big dig where I dig up and drag in as many plants that will fit in green house, garage and windows. My trowel broke. I go to HD, garden section of course. I ask a young man in plants where I can find them. He looks at me like I am suddenly speaking gibberish. He's got a load of plants. I slowly say "trow-el" gesture, dig hole, plant those. He is still blank.
An older woman, also working there asks what I want. I say a trowel. English is not her first language, I do the same description I gave the other guy. She figures it out and takes me to them. I am happy that there is still a shelf label for trowel.
I pass the first guy, he looks, I show him. He says "that's a tiny shovel!" I make my way to check out. I ask the clerk, who just rang it up, do you know what a trowel is? He says no. I show him. He thinks it should be called a little shovel.
I hate it when I fall asleep and words fall out of use. Can't someone find a use for trowel in a video game before it is extinct before I am?