Recently OH and I collected my granddaughter to take her out for lunch. As we were driving down the road OH wanted to know where all the emus had gone. Emus? I asked. Yes. Where are all the emus? I want to know what's happened to the emus!(Granddaughter in the back seat hysterical with laughter). I had no idea of what he was talking about. Emus? There had never been emus living here that I knew of. That had me stumped for a bit until I realized that we were passing a paddock where four alpacas had been living for several years. Me: Do you mean the alpacas? No. The emus! Emus! (Getting a little frustrated because I didn't understand.) Then it dawned on him that he had got it completely wrong and was quite confused about how he could muddle up such different animals. Grand-daughter's shrieks of laughter from the back seat were quite infectious so he was able to see the funny side. .