Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Answer, by the way, is Мяу

Hanah: these animals are really confusing. They all have four words.
an english name, and english sound, a russian name, and a russian sound.

Scott: What's Russian for meow?

Hanah:
I don't remember. I think it sounds a lot like meow.

Scott: Meowь?

...

Scott:
Russian words are bizarre. French, Spanish, even German words look like English, but Russian's off on its own planet.


Hanah: but some of them sound the same. Like meow. Or penguin.


Scott:
I've yet to learn the Russian for penguin. I'll take your word for it (this is a pun!).

...

Hanah:
I'm going to have to be able to get around [in Germany] in a real-lifey way there, not just as a tourist.


Scott:
Yes, for Sechs Wochen.


Hanah: ?


Scott: That means six weeks.


Hanah:
oh. I thought it meant sex woman.


Scott:
It means that too. This leads to many misunderstandings.

...

Hanah:
and [Charlie] says "chai" for tea and "stoll" for chair


Scott: Aww, that's cute.


Hanah:
it's totally adorable


Scott:
Stoll is table, but still cute.


Hanah: no, it's chair


Scott: stool is chair.
stoll is table.
Unless you let him sit on the table.
Which you really shouldn't. You need to establish boundaries.


Hanah:
He's not allowed to touch the stove.
And he's also not allowed to go home in that other mom's red convertible BMW, no matter how much we both want to.


Scott:
Congratulations, you're already more responsible than my parents were.

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