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Showing posts from March, 2005

Barack Obama

Reading Dreams From My Father from Senator Berry Obama, the unique to represent black people in the Senate I found these expressions to be reminded: "I know that she was the kindest, most generous spirit I ever have known, and that what is best in me I owe to her" Referring to his mom. "Sometimes you can't worry about hurt. Sometimes you worry only about getting where you have to go" Lolo's chatting. But what impressed me the most is this questioning on page 40: -Have you ever seen a man killed? -Yes! -Why was the man killed? -Because he was weak!! Men take advantage of a weakness in other men. The strong man takes the weak man's land. He makes the weak man work in his field. If the weak man's woman is pretty, the strong man will take her. Better be strong! If you can't be strong, be clever, and make peace with someone who's strong. But always better be strong yourself. Always!!

Gabbing in a Foreign Slang

I think four expressions should be learned when you are in a country which is not yours. "Hello" "Thank You" "How Are You?" and "Please". To call one's beloved a cabbage is not always a good pick up line in America, but it seems choux is a term of rich endearment among french people. The Spanish see nothing odd when calling respectfully a "carrot guy". "Un tipo zanahoria". O when someone is very cute: "He's a tremendous cupcake" which translated means, "Es un tremendo bizcocho". Feeling tired in French you say "I've been hit by a pump". Winking, when you say you had a very good romantic time, you say, "We took our foot" But Spanish if they didn't take their feet so well and the woman dumps the man, it is said, "lo mandó a freir esparragos", meaning "she sent him to fry asparagus". Admiring a woman form the French will say that "The balcony is