Wednesday, February 14, 2007

more miscellany

Yesterday I saw a girl with the perfect anime ponytail. Her hair was straight and shiny, and so thick that her ponytail made that perfect fat upside-down teardrop shape that you see in anime.

Here's a tidbit I've been meaning to mention for awhile: Remember Melody from the Archie comics? You know how she had little music notes in all her speech bubbles to indicate that she has a melodic voice? I always thought that was ridiculous, but I've met this woman who really does have such a melodic voice. I have no idea how she does it, but the first time I heard her speak, I totally saw little music notes float around her head. Her voice is soft but strong, and really sweet, and it kind of lilts in a musical way. She's not even a musician, so I don't know how she does it.

This morning I was shopping at my favourite Indo-Canadian green grocer's, and the checkout man didn't seem to remember the price of my green onions. So he raised his voice towards his old father-in-law at the back of the store and said something along the lines of,

"*Hindi* *Hindi* green onions *Hindi* *Hindi* *Hindi* sixty-nine?"

I nodded and said, "Yes."

The checkout man gave me a surprised and confused look.

I said, "Well there was certainly enough English in the question, right?"

I guess he realized what he'd actually said, and gave me this big smile that said, "Oh, right!"

1 comment:

annemarie said...

hee! fancy a white girl understanding hindi! (what he thought.) good deciphering, diedre.

guess what? we're leaving tonight (friday).