We blame episodes like this one mostly on the faulty ear protection that B was issued in the military, and partly on his occasional inability to pay attention.
C: I finished reading A Dirty Job, and it was hilarious.
B: Yeah, I thought so too. What are you reading now? In The Woods? What’s that?
C: It’s a murder story.
B: A burger story? What?
C: Yes, it’s about a hamburger.
C: I said murder! Murder, murder, murder!
B: Haha. Buuuurger.