2010年7月13日火曜日

Amy logic

Torrential rain today. Really bleurghh. The traffic was crawling as everyone was being extra careful which I think is fantastic but also makes for very long car rides. Amy has English class Tuesdays so come with me to work in the afternoon. In the car we started playing shiritori, the game where each person says a word that starts with the last letter of the previous one. If you say a word that ends in N it's game over. Sometimes we play in English and sometimes we play in Japanese. Today first we played in English. I said Jam
Mat
Tiger
Ribbon
Ah! Ribbon ends in N. Mummy wins. Your turn to start.
Eh?
RibboN. It ends in N.
Ahhhh... some people say ribboN but I say ribbO so your turn mummy. O word.

So next we played in Japanese. I said sumire (violet)
Renrakucho (notebook)
chocho (butterfly)
chowa (???)
What's a chowa Amy? This was a real question. The girls know some kiddy Japanese that I don't know and also a whole lot more bug names than me.
Chowa?
Yeah. What does it mean?
It's what we call someone's house.
Chowa means house?
Yep.
Does your teacher say that? (this is my gauge of whether something is kiddy language or real Japanese)
No.
Do the other kids say that?
No.
Who says it, then?
I think just Amy...

Ahhhh!

The wonders of Amy logic, huh?



5 件のコメント:

anchan さんのコメント...

hehehe, so smart :-)

Lulu さんのコメント...

Amy logic makes sense to me! hehe

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

sounds like someone with a lisp trying to say Showa. Love her logic. You will never beat her you realize.

Midori さんのコメント...

Makes sense to me! :-)

I had forgotten about shiritori, which is funny as I used to play it all the time with my students. Might have to start playing it in the car with Joey as I need to do some work on his phonics over the holidays.

吳婷婷 さんのコメント...

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