Good morning! No therapy today, as everyone else in group has the Cold Virus From He**. "Group" therapy is fairly pointless when it's just one person. So... I save money and get to make granola. Whee?
OK, so how *do* you say today's Google honoree's name? Seriously, I was wondering, then rattled it off. OK, I did so in Polish fashion, thus offending all Russians everywhere, but Hubby just *stared* at me. Yes, it looks impossible. So? the lady helped influence the study of fluid dynamics and higher maths. Nod to Olga Ladyzhenskaya. And, for the record, that's an easy one. I've seen names in my mom's fam that have *no vowels*. None. Not one. Not even a Y. No, my dear Polish rellies, it's not said as it's spelled... No moreso than English, really.
Of coruse, in Welsh, the W can be a vowel, so... Hey, appearances are deceiving! Tho' I acquit Welsh of requiring eighty versions of the sound all English-speakers render to "ts" or "ch". You should see my husband's face when I say, "No, it's dzch" or similar. LOL.
For those old enough (like me!), just remember, there's a reason a character on "Barney Miller" was called "Wojo" by his co-workers. They coudln't manage the full surname.
Anyway, what else?
Ah, I am taking an online course via the local library in German. Per usual, reading it and writing it are coming more easily than pronouncing it aloud. ARGH. I even tried some lessons with my eyes *closed* per a friend's recommendation... Yeah. Why? It's free! Oh, why German? Honestly? A friend from Germany inspired me b/c she asked me about English.
And that leads me to today's language lesson. "Please do not write English in direct translation from Google, and do not take their first suggestion if you do." Yeah. I am trying to help out someone Hubby is acquainted with. English is his third language. he has a thesis due in English. I want to tear out my hair. Some of the mistakes are from his first language, and some stem from his second. (French.) Then again, my mom's parents each spoke at least three languages also, so I "get" that vibe.
So, in German, it's Donnerstag (no, not Santa's reindeer, but now I am wondering...) today! Like Old English, from "Thor's/Thunder's Day".
In Polish, czwartek (and, no, in Polish, it isn't capitalized, different rules).
In Russian, it anglicizes to "chetverk". In Welsh, "dydd lau". And, shout out to a Finnish pal of ours, "torstai"!
OK, THursday is... upon me.
BTW, for the record? I paid a cousin-in-law to drive down, take my mom to a colonoscopy, and the cousin-in-law caved in and just drove Mom to and from th eoffice, no procedure in between. Apparently, when I ask, "Did it go okay?" I have to be really detailed and go all "Gestapo"/Stasi. Yes, the cousin-in-law is in deep shit with me. Lie of omission still a lie, and I can either be a full-time Mom-observer or I can be a person who sleeps, eats, showers, and gets to her own appointments. Which was why I paid a cousin-in-law. God forbid I keep an appoitnment for my health, right?
Oh well. At least I didn't have to takea pit bull to the ribs...
Happy Thursday to all!
And on my fifth try, I managed to not delete my own post. Argh. It's Monday. Fine. Whatevs.We have video of our cat Dixie trying to kill birds on the TV screen, but I can't get it to upload (hence the deletions) so just imagine a cat trying to bite a flatscreen TV and being quite miffed she couldn't get the bird!Today we see the genetics counselor about getting Hubby checked fo rgenes that could...
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