Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lunedi Lunacy - a day late

A day late but here's two concise but accurate observations on the joy of language - body and written!

That gesture and the word "boh" got me through an entire week with an Italian ward mate while in hospital in Rome.  He thought I spoke Italian extremely well!

And I remember trying to explain that rule to a room of Generals when I taught English at the Polish Armed Forces back in my Warsaw days.  ESL teachers have my undying respect!

16 October - 1906: The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

The inconsistencies and contradictions of English are enough to drive anyone to drink. Actually, that explains quite a lot . . . .

David said...

We were taught at school an implausible sentence of 'I before e except after c' exceptions: 'seize Keith and Sheila Reid-Peirce and throw them into the weird weir'.