Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Funny Pages

Time for a catch-up collection of the boys' funny sayings...

Noah came home from school one day and told me that his teacher keeps "hassling" him at school.
Another day, he insisted that his teacher said they only had to READ their lesson, not to LEARN it.

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The boys are getting old enough for more of our games. They wanted to try out Taboo (please don't anyone tell them how good this game is for their vocabulary! Maybe we need an English version, though) and we got some great gems out of it... clearly they play by the Lundy/Crowe family rules: if you don't know, make it up!

Noah: It comes from a rooster.
Answer: (which Frédéric guessed, by the way...) An egg!
Clearly they didn't spend QUITE enough time at Travis & Heather's farm...

Noah: A kind of boat.
Answer: An anorak!

Noah: A place where it is very cold.
Answer: Antiquity!

Noah: It's something we don't have VERY often in our house....
Answer: Mice!
Oh dear...

Me: You might see Japanese people in Paris, with their cameras, we call those...
Benjamin: Illegal immigrants!
I swear, I have no idea where that one came from!!

This one really only works in French, so it's ok if you don't quite get it in English:
Noah: Pendant la marche, il y en avait beaucoup. (When we were walking, there were a lot of these.)
Answer: Publicités (advertisements)
Nous (us): ??? Il y en avait ?? (There were??)
Noah: Oui! Il y avait beaucoup de public... publicité! (Yes! There were a lot of people (public)... publicités!)

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Noah the scientist:
Me: Noah, don't eat that chip off the floor. We've been walking on the floor, Gala's been walking on the floor, you'll be eating germs.
Noah: I have antibodies.

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In our "You might live in a village if..." series...

One day, Noah came in from riding his bike outside. Our conversation went like this:

Me: Noah, who were you playing with outside?
Noah: Oh, there were a lot of kids! Justin, Tiago, Mathilde, Sasha, and one other one...
Me: Wow, that is a lot.
Noah: Yeah, you wouldn't believe the traffic jams!

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Q: How do you recognize a hick child in the city?
A: He goes into a store, and says: "Ce magasin est tellement grand, je pourrais y perdre mes marcassins !" ("This store is so big, I could lose my wild boar piglets in it!")

1 comment:

Ryan said...

He definitely has antibodies. I've seen him eat dirt.