If you're looking for the funniest stuff, I suggest starting with the Steve, Don't Eat It Homage and then the travel category. You're on your own with the older posts that have yet to be categorized.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What Detergent Gets Out Sprouts?

About 10 years ago my parents were driving themselves around Europe. After several weeks in Austria, Germany and elsewhere, they stopped in Brussels. In a laundromat, my mom heard a little girl singing:

Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
My mom said to my dad, "It's nice to hear a little English for a change!"

So the question I ask myself is "Nature or nurture?"


Anonymous said...

Be thankful you were not born in this area! I grew up in a Pennsylvania Dutch family, in which English was aparently optional. My mother had a neat way of conserving energy. For example, the word battery, 3 sylables right? Nope, bat-tree, 2 sylables. She also believed that there was some form of 'conservation of energy or word-age', so she added the lost sylables to others words. For example, the word film turned into fill-um. Yup, that's two! Welcome to my world.

talljay said...

That's the first law of wordodynamics!