Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

Getting things wrong in a foreign language.

This week I wish to begin by offering condolences to Delirious from Life on a Limb, who was bereaved by the death of her father, on Monday. We in her LBC family, reach out with virtual hugs.


I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list
~ Susan Sontag

One does not need to leave home  to make a faux pas with our own language never mind any other.

My own father had great difficulty with words beginning with ‘vio

It took both wile and cajolery to talk him into saying:

Viola wore violet violets while playing the violin violently.

I wonder if he had been Indian in a previous life?

No body does it better than Russell Peters

Paul had chosen this topic for us before he went on Sabbatical, I do hope our other active members do more justice to the subject than I have today. I may be slow to read or comment, as I have an infection in both eyes at the moment, so why not dally along to enjoy the offerings from: Delirious, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, Padmum, Ramana, Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.