it’s been awhile since i did this, and a night spent in a crappy motel in syracuse seems as good a time as any:
mira: this guy across the street from us got thrown out the window the other day.
shaun: he didn’t get thrown out the window, he fell out.
mira: fine, he fell out.
me: so it was almost a defenestration!
shaun: well, it was auto-defenestration.
me: ha! and if he fell out the window while filming porn, it’d be auto-erotic defenestration!
often, these things are a team effort.