October 15, 2009
I had lunch at Dagwood’s today. It is a ‘Blondie’ inspired sandwich shop. Do you ever notice that comic strips aren’t often all that funny? I like them. They are pleasant. Rarely do they make me laugh out loud. I think it would be really difficult to come up with something funny everyday (obviously). It’s more about joining in the experience of the comic strip characters I suppose. Is Dagwood going to hit the mailman on the way out the door again? He’s always running late. I swear, those carpoolers have unending patience. They’ve been commuting together for decades now.
For the last prompt I asked: What is your favorite one syllable word?
I will use Heather’s answer:
“I enjoy pique. Also: mooch. -Heather”
As always, very good answers from everybody. Pique is one of those words that looks fancier than it is just because it has a -que on the end. ‘Peek’ sounds the same, but it doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor. My favorite homonym is ‘raise’ and ‘raze.’ They pretty much mean the opposite. I am going to raze a building. I am going to raise a building. Take that English comer upperers. This is why it would be so difficult to learn English as a second language.
I went to France in college and although I took French in high school, I couldn’t understand hardly anything in the real France. Outside of my French classroom, which was decorated with pictures of the Eiffel Tower, cheese, bread, and fromage, things got fuzzy.
Here is a sampling I said in French to actual Parisians:
-“What is the how come?” –Intended: What is the price?
-“The train is arriving at the July?” –Intended: The train is arriving in an hour?
-“I broke my face on the head of your goat child”– Intended: Your child is cute.
-“Can you show me how to be your lover?” –Intended: Can you show me how to get to the Louvre?
-“We saved your butt in World War II” –Intended: We saved your butt in World War II.
-“You have the physical attributes of a malnourished cow.” –Intended: Do you have any skim milk?
-“Donde es la lampara?” –Intended: Where is the lamp?
-“Ouch.”–Intended: Son of a —–! That mime just kicked me in the shin while pretending to steal my wallet! Crap! That mime just stole my wallet!
-“The offspring of your refrigerator will drive upon spelling the Obama online degree c-h-e-a-p vi-$agra replica w#atches.” Intended: spam e-mail.
-“I not wear suit of birth triumphantly?” –Which kind of beach is this?
So, yeah, I thought the French were rude. What’s their deal?
Next prompt: What type of socks do you have on right now?