I replied, 'Wow Oli, three and a half is great.'
To which he said, 'Not like that, three and a half.'
I asked, 'Say it again Oli,' listening close ... and heard 'Free and a half.'
So I said, 'Oh sorry Oli, so your Free and a half.'
To which her replied, 'No ... I'm Free ana half.' ... slight exasperation in his voice now.
'O.K. Oli, I've got it now, Free ana half.'
'Oh ... not that, I said, Free ana huff.'
So I tried again, 'Is it Free ana huff Oli?'
'Not that,' says Oli back and this time I look him sqaure in the face, look and listen and ask if he'd say it for me one more time ... and then think I've got it ...
'I've got it Oli, you are Flea in a huff.'
'Yeah that's it!' he replied, with a sigh of relief and a smile.
I almost laughed outloud as he was getting a little bit like a 'fea in a huff' with me while I couldn't pronounce his age the right way.