Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Wrong reference frames

We are sitting in the car on the way home from the airport and Linnea and Mormor are playing a game where Linnea is trying to trick Mormor to look out the window:
- Titta Mormor, en apa! (=Look a monkey)

We explain to her there are no monkeys in Sweden, so she thinks for a bit and then says:
- Titta Mormor, en krokodil!

Bless her, we explain there are no crocodiles either. She tries with snake too in vain before thinking for a very long time, and then coming up with the fail-safe:
- Titta Mormor, ett träd! (= a tree)

Well there we go, common ground at last!