He said he was trying to get Miss Maudie’s goat, that he had been trying unsuccessfully for forty years, that he was the last person in the world that Miss Maudie would think about marrying but the first person she thought about teasing.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 5. Uncle Jack and Miss Maudie had no intention of marrying each other, but they engaged in a playful, teasing banter about it.