Posted by: susankayjones | October 14, 2010

FIRE in your bones

ok…i know it sounds weird, but i have to re-tell this story.

so, on our first day of work at the church, we helped finish some inventory of their library (both english and spanish resources). i was the “book title-reader-out-louder” while someone else inventoried and someone else shelved.

you know that you are either

A. a total idoit or

B. beginning to learn a new language when you read english words with spanish phonology.

 we lauged so hard when i was reading the book titles, and i came across the book “Fire in the Bones”. yes, the title alone is kinda funny, but we were laughing hard because i pronounced “fire” this way: fee-dray (how you would pronounce that word in spanish).

it was hysterical and among the LONG list of errors i have made/will continue to make on my way to learning spanish. we were told in our training, “you will murder the language on your way to mastering it.”

check!

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  1. OMG I’m laughing out loud. I’ve SO done that!! haaaaaaaaaaaaa!


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