If I have 11 pine nuts and I give you five, keeping six for myself, what do we have? We have a difference of a piñon.
What if our differences concern not quantity but time? My wife, Bonnie, and I have radically divergent conception of time, which I will now explain.
You see, I’m likely to say to Bonnie, “We haven’t seen Diana in two years,” to which my wife will reply, “It’s been more like 10 years.”