Friday, October 01, 2010

Ways in which ma boy idn't southern


Walking into after school care with 7yo, we pass the coordinator.

Paca: Howdy
7yo: What's howdy?
Paca: It means 'hello'.
7yo: That's Japanese (he says, proud that his daddy can speak Japanese).
Paca: Uh, no, it's Southern.

2) Plain rice is on plate (with other stuff). I have no sauces today, so bring out some butter.

7yo: what's the butter for?
Paca: You can put some on your rice.
7yo: Butter on rice?
Paca: Uh yeah.
7yo: I want shoyu (soy sauce).
*7yo pours a big helping of shoyu all over the rice while I quietly stir in some butter on my own*

As a note, never try to tell junior high kids from Japan that Nashville is famous for country music and then explain what country music is by naming famous people: Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams, Randy Travis, Patsy Cline. They've never heard of any of 'em.


fairyhedgehog said...

It's good to see you posting again - it's been a long time!

The difference between Southern and Japanese is clearly confusing!

moonrat said...


a boy after my own heart

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Sounds like you've discovered a market gap in Japan?
I miss good hominy. Not hominy grits, but HOMINY.

Thanks for sticking up for me when McK was on the rampage ;)