On vertebrates in fiction...
Me [with disdain]: This book is terrible.
Me: There's no plot tension or character development. It's all so saccharine, stereotyped and cliche. I'm all for stories about unicorns and fairies but these just don't have any backbone.
Minty: they have lots of backbones in them. The bunnies have backbones, and the puppy and the unicorn has a backbone.
Turi: Can I have a snack?
Me: Do you want some nuts… almonds, walnuts?
Turi: I want a different kind of nuts… I want doughnuts.