Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Uh oh, ¡Se Cayó!

One of the things I loved most about studying linguistics was the opportunity to peer into another culture through its use of language. Depending on how the language is used can give you an indication on how that particular society views life, relationships, norms, expectations... the list goes on and on.

I always thought it was funny that one way to say "I dropped it" in Spanish is "se cayó" which literally translates to "it fell".

You see the thought process there?

It wasn't MY fault. It was the object's fault.

Damn object. Why do you keep falling? All. On. Your. Own.

If Logan was more articulate, I'm pretty sure he would have had the same thought process, and the same excuse explanation for me, tonight.

What? I didn't throw it. I didn't even drop it, Mom.

It fell.

1 comment:

Susan Ping Wong said...

Save all those little pieces, and I can put my handy-dandy Elmer's glue to good use. It's therapeutic and ... what's the new buzz word? ... er, green.