Monday, July 22, 2013

My friend HBelle has double-jointed elbows, so I think it makes perfect sense if I ask whether Czechs have double-jointed soft palates. How else would they be able to say things like...

Where is the nearest dentist?

~ or ~

I am allergic to dairy products.

This particular sentence, which means "Has my money arrived yet?" has more Zs than I can handle and sounds indubitably perverse in Czech: 

But the queen of all tongue-twisters is the number four thousand, four-hundred and fourty-four. My online Czech flashcard program only goes up to 44, though, and here it is:

 I feel dizzy. I mean, "Mam zavrat."    

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