Some time later, the following conversation ensued:
Orville: "I want to hear more about the scene with the shapeshifter."
Orville: "The scene where they attack a shapeshiftper."
Parents: "Who mentioned a shapeshifter? When?"
Orville: "You said that they attacked a copier."
Parents: "Er...they beat up a Xerox machine...like a printer...with baseball bats."
Just goes to show how important context is when dealing with language.