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Do you think it is a pineapple?

One of my sentences in my Spanish today: 'La fruta es para el teniente'

At least the duck has stopped reading our letters!


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Mar. 26th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
No, no puede ser una pina porque todas las pinas son para el general. Eso es lo que siempre discutamos cuando leemos El Monasterio de Northanger en mi clase de literatura ingles.

(I am pretty impressed that I figured how to say that. It's probably quite wrong, but what the hell.)
Mar. 26th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
Your Spanish is ahead of mine I think. But poor Bush is sick!! I think the Generals should share..
Mar. 26th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
What I think I was saying -- which may not be what I actually said -- is that every time I teach Northanger Abbey we talk about General Tilney and how he wants ALL THE PINEAPPLES IN THE WORLD to himself. Therefore the lieutenant cannot have any.
Mar. 26th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
I always have to remind myself that pineapples were all new and fancy and special. Pineapple seems so ordinary now.
Oct. 3rd, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
I am happy I can read that. I can read Spanish (well, sort of) but not speak it, and I can speak Chinese but not read it. Clearly some actual studying would help things along.
Mar. 26th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
The fruit is for David Tennant?
Mar. 26th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
I would give him a pineapple any day!
Mar. 26th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think I missed something. Please enlighten me about the literate duck?
Mar. 26th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
One of the phrases I had to learn was 'The duck reads our letters.' I just thought that was funny-- and kind of rude of the duck!
Mar. 26th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
That is a WEIRD sentence. I don't remember ever having to learn sentences like that in French. No, they were all practical sentences. I think having some ones like yours would have livened things up.
Mar. 26th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I took French mostly it seemed it involve swimming pools and handkerchiefs. This is much more lively. Another memorable phrase is: 'We are turtles.' Now, I ask you, how many times in your life have you said that? I imagine it said with great and brisk conviction-- ' We are Turtles!'
Oct. 3rd, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
An 1970's-era English book I found in my teaching desk in a college in China (in 2000) had the following sentences:
"Long live the Communist Party! Long live Chairman Mao!"
(Well, naturally...)

"Comrade, do you have a red pencil?"
(Apparently more revolutionary than the Yellow No. 2 pencils I grew up with.)

"Comrade, who are those people?"
"They are students from the Russian department."
"What are they doing?"
"They are planting cabbages."
(Planting cabbages - a vital part of language acquisition indeed.)

The book had probably belonged to some teacher when he/she was a student, and he/she had brought it to work to brush up on English in between classes. It was very...cultural.
Mar. 26th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
Of COURSE it's a pineapple. Although I think Horatio brought some others as well.
Mar. 26th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I see them everywhere. That is how I know it is love. Somebody, ages back, wrote a lovely piece where Horatio sat with Bush, and they cut up the fruit and ate it together.

I think Forrester really conveyed the bored misery of being sick in the hospital.
Mar. 26th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
I see them in bookverse, but in movieverse I have to believe REALLY HARD in my death fix, so it's as well the series never got as far as the pineapple scene, because I'd have a hard time not seeing it. (Even in movieverse, they're obviously the dearest of friends, even if H is undoubtedly faithful to A.)

But. Pineapples.
Oct. 4th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
My bookverse feelings for Bush are completely separate from my movieverse feelings for Archie. I can't really reconcile them. I love Bush but I always feel sad reading Bush stories because they mean that...they imply that...that Archie is...*sniffle*....
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