Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Tuesday, 01 May 2007

The Mandarin Chinese word for “I” is “Waa” with a falling/rising tone.  Grasshopper and I had trouble remembering the tonal component, (as Americans often do).

 

Until I remembered Jon Stewert, and his trademark response to some woefully stupid or incomprehensible action/statement/position by a politician or media talking-head:

 

“Whhaaaaaaa?”

 

Forgetting the tone of that word is no longer a problem.

 

Jon Stewart.  Cute, funny, impeccably well-dressed, and the best darn mnemonic device out there for the Mandarin personal pronoun.

 

There should be some sort of award.

Tuesday, 01 May 2007 16:12:06 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
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