Bet none of you know what song that line comes from!
Anyway, there we were, half asleep.
"What's the time?"
I looked at the clock.
"Twenty five past seven."
"Oh, that's OK then."
"We'd better get up."
I was getting increasingly confused - was it Sunday or something? We should have been up long ago.
"Because it is twenty five past seven", I said with a bit more emphasis.
Suddenly it was all action.
Apparently, between leaving my mouth and reaching my wife's ears, the word "past" became "to". There must be some strange explanation for this. Any suggestions?