Left and Leaving (or Zombies and Sasquatches)
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My Mongolian lessons are slowing as my teachers are left and leaving on break. I think they all get back the day I leave, which is coming pretty soon! They have a saying here that translates to, an ass like a Russian woman. But Degi won’t teach me it as I keep accusing her of only teaching me bad things and Ankha is on break already. I really want to know how to say it! That’s the coolest saying ever! I gave Ankha my e-mail so hopefully she’ll teach it to me via e-mail. I’ll keep begging Degi anyway. Oh, one word of interest is “buda” which means rice, or nothing, depending how you use it. If you use it with the word money (can’t quite remember the word, sounds something like muhnek) it means broke. Muhnek buda, broke. Something like that anyway.
They’ve also been slipping in some Russian. Partly because people sometimes use the Russian words for things here, mostly with food and anything of western influence, but also one of the translators went to a Russian secondary school (in
In turn I’ve been teaching them how to swear in French and also some Simpsons quotes. My favourite is “I’m livin’ in a coo-coo clock!” I use that one a lot, and I’ve gotten them using it! Also, “Stop being so unsafe, be… Safe enough!” Ah Homer, you will unite the world… They do have The Simpsons here, though in Russian, not in Mongolian. That would be too cool. Maybe next set I’ll start on Seinfeld quotes.
On the work front, a strange cloud has developed over the country as the bosses are converging in
Other than that my sickness has devolved into a mild case of the sniffles. No more sympathy for me. I’m allowed to take showers again, but I’m still banned from drinking anything cold.
I came up with a joke when I was sick and its been a debate as to whether or not its funny (2 out of 3 Chris’ think its funny, though one of them is me so I don’t know if that counts). It goes, if regular zombies go around looking for “Braaaaaaains”, does that mean dyslexic zombies go around looking for “Briiiiiiiaaaans”? Its funniest if you do the voice. I’m particularly interested in responses from Chris’ and Brian’s, though I appreciate any response.
I’m certainly looking forward to my days off. First I’m looking forward to shopping etc in
And tursun odoriin mend hurgie, emee!!!! That means happy birthday, gramma!!!! At least I hope it does…