11 October 2006

Lost in Translation

My friend and I were looking at photos on my computer and sharing the names of various things in spanish and english. For example, I learned that a calla lily is called "lirio de agua."

When looking at photos of my garden in Bloomington, I said, "Oh, es basil, albahaca." My friend heard "Oh, beso a vaca" ("Oh, I kiss the cow").


Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is it that you know the word for basil in spanish?! never in my studies or travels have i ever encountered that particular garden situation...


Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:31:00 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

you go to restaurants twice a day for a month, you learn the word for basil...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger traci said...

are you sure that's not a tulip ;)

ha ha

Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

i just wanna say your photos are freakin beautiful. i love them all the more since they're coming from you and not just a camera-happy tourist. i support your decision to be aware and present and not always snap photos, and you still have beautiful photos and we'll appreciate them all the more. love sarah

Thursday, October 12, 2006 6:25:00 PM  
Anonymous l'amb said...

beso de vaca. i loooooooove it, rachel. how funny is that?! jajajaja

xoxo i wish you good cooking and eating adventures

Sunday, October 29, 2006 1:30:00 AM  

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