Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quote of the Day

One of the joys of being multi-lingual is you're never going to have a perfect vocubulary. It will be good, but never perfect.

Today, during our diction session the Grounded Dutchman was given "The Man from Snowy River" to read out. We got talking about colts and brumbies and those sorts of things.

The inevitable question came up.

"What are horse puppies called?"

I melted.

"Foals. Baby horses are called foals."
"Like the Dutch, veulen."

I think horse puppies sounds much better.

1 comment:

Kath Lockett said...

Ohhhh, absolutely!

I've never been a horsey gal, but horse pupppies - YES!