June 22, 2013
Mother Tongue Article
One of my sisters, the one who seems to be the world traveler, wrote a very interesting, engaging and entertaining article entitled "Mother Tongue". I found it particularly interesting since I have traveled various parts of the globe in my day and was able to grasp some bits and pieces everywhere except in Germany where they smoosh about 5 words together and call it *a* word. I take it back. I was able to figure out that for certain words if I just slanted them a little I was speaking German. For example, I was able to ask for a sandwich by saying "sondweech". "OH! Sondweech!" They simply couldn't get American English over there at all. Anyway, I thought I'd share the article. It made me laugh and shed a couple tears.