Tuesday, September 28, 2004

...My Name Is Inigo Montoya...

Quite often, I'll be walking down the hall, and have this conversation. This conversation rarely deviates from this pattern, and takes place probably five times a day (no exaggeration).

Group of girls: Hello.
Me: Hello.
Group of girls: (giggle, hurry away).

But, the thing is...Japanese doesn't have as many unique sounds as English. So, 'Hello' becomes more like 'Hallo', as in Halloween.

For my introductory lesson to first graders, they would come up, introduce themselves, and ask me a questions.

Every single one of them started like this:

"Hallo, my name is..."

It's hard not to giggle.

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