Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Things you don't expect to hear ...

I love my writers' group and all the clever, funny, wise, warm and talented people I've met through it.

So there we were today at the coffee caucus.
I was talking about First Born's struggle to learn his barmitzvah portion in Hebrew.

'I once had to learn an entire opera in Hungarian,' said Rupert.
'I found the best way was to learn it backwards ...'

4 comments:

leslie said...

Backwards?

I am feeling rather dull witted right now...

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Backwards. And Hungarian? Hmm... Makes me wonder - do you think I could get away with writing the next ms backwards... Interesting possibilities!
Hope First Born's struggle improves - irrespective of whether he does it backwards or forwards or sideways!
:-)

Cailleach said...

Backwards?!? Nope, don't get that one.

Hope FB makes progress - he'll be right by the time you get there.

No chance of a phonetic method of learning it in the meantime?

Debi said...

Thanks all. (Of course I then had to confess to my party trick of speaking backwards fluently - which some of you know about already).

I laboriously transcribed the blessings into phonetics but he hasn't used it and says it doesn't help. Doh!

But he's getting there ...