Friday, May 7, 2010

If

If I had a feesh I would keep it in a bowl in my leeving room and it would make keesy faces to everyone all day long.

I just decided to make up a short story (yes, that was a short story, with a fascinating plot) using just three of the words I found today in a chidren's Polish/English story book that had a pronunciation guide for some of the words. I changed the spelling so you would know how to pronounce things PROPERLY.

16 comments:

Lara said...

I am so glad you did this. Turns out I don't pronounce English very well at all. ;)

Sue Q said...

You have a leaving room? Do you have a coming room, too? Or is it an arriving room? Wow. I wish my house had one of those .... I think they're more commonly called "mud rooms", but I'm not sure I'd put a fish in it.

Melissa Bastow said...

Maybe these proper English feesh never die, unlike the stupid American goldfish that usually makes it a few hours in a leeving room before croaking.

Carolyn V. said...

AW!!! I love the keesing part. =)

CaJoh said...

Never knew I was mispronouncing everything. Kind of reminds me of stipend. I never heard it spoken before and always thought it was pronounced more like tip rather than type.

Thank you for the prononskiation advice,

Erin said...

It kind of sounds like someone with a French accent!

And we did get an aquarium two weeks ago for my boys' birthdays, but I have never made keesy faces at them. Maybe I will go try right now...

Liz said...

Ha, Ha, Ha. Thanks for sharing that.

Heather said...

So is the title of your post pronounced eef? I rmember lots of people in Ukraine telling me they knew some words in English "mozer, fazer, brozer, seester." (but with really soft "r" sounds that I don't know how to write phonetically.

Becky said...

Well, I think I might have to pull out some of our Dr. Seuss books and read them with the correct pronunciation. You know, now that I know what it is.

Red feesh, blue feesh
Old feesh, new feesh

Oh, yeah. Definitely an improvement.

Susan said...

What a very eenteresting story, Lis!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow. So I'm guessing that they pronounce double e's the way we pronouce i's? I blame the Tower of Babble.

Kazzy said...

LOL I love it. :)

Kimberly said...

Hee hee...that gave me such a giggle. Great way to start my day!

charrette said...

Thank you for adding culture to my morning.

Heather said...

Did you just delete the smoking post? If so, I am commenting here. And this is one of those very long comments, that you like, right?
I had that same dream when I was a teenager, except it was me, and I woke up so sad and guilty and knew I had to talk to my bishop, until I woke up all the way and realized that I hadn't really done it. I also had an LDS friend who started smoking and it made me sick to my stomach and sad for a very long time. I also knew a missionary who I got in touch with later on facebook only to discover that he had a boyfriend. I try not to be judgmental, but it is so hard when you knew them as a missionary, when they were teaching other people not to make the choices that they later make. And yes, I totally don't get people supporting anyone deciding to start smoking, don't most people think it is not a good thing? If you want to delete this comment that is fine.

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

I thought this was going to be a quote from your kids or something at first--funny!