November 30, 2004

Fun With English

A recent post of Chuck’s reminded me of a language-related thought I had this morning.

“I notice you are calling her ‘Liz’ for short.”

“Yes.”

“Have you been calling her ‘Liz’ for long?”

“Yes.”

It’s a wonder anyone learns to understand English.

Posted by James at November 30, 2004 7:38 PM
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Reminds me of that skit we worked on so long ago. Let's see if I can remember how it went.

Manager(James): Ah, Mr....Weissman is it? Any relation to ALBERT Einstein?

Customer(Brian): Yes, he's a distant relative. He's in China.

M: Oh! What does he do for a living?

C: I told you, he's in China.

M: Right. And you are her to arrange...

C: A loan.

M: By yourself?

C: Yes.

M: No pets? No missus?

C: No, quite alone.

M: And how much were you looking for?

C: A million dollars.

M: Well that IS quite a loan.

Don't remember it after there...

Posted by: briwei at December 1, 2004 12:09 PM

Wow. A blast from our Python-inspired past. Thanks for digging that out of the vault.

Posted by: James at December 1, 2004 3:45 PM

Sure! It was a fun memory. Reminds me of how much funnier than Saturday Night Live we are.

Posted by: briwei at December 1, 2004 7:47 PM

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