The s.o. is simultaneously watching the playoffs on TV and reading a baseball web site. I am engrossed in a culinary article online and am only dimly aware that he is typing away at something. Then I realize he is asking me a question.
"Wha?" I ask.
He repeats himself. "Is 'popinjay' all one word?"
"Yes," I respond, and return to my reading.
A moment later, he gets my attention again. "And what about 'drink-soaked'? Does that need a hyphen?"
Sometimes I think I ought to pay more attention to sports.