Monday, June 18, 2007

100 Words For Yellow

Once my student MK told me, "I think it would be too hard for you to learn Korean." "Why is that?", I asked. "Because we have about one hundred words for 'yellow'." The other students said, "What?" "Ok," said MK, "maybe 99." Then he started listing all the shades of yellow in Korean and the other students started nodding, "Oh yes, maybe he's right.", they agreed. I think English has a lot of color words also, but I don't know about 99 and they are not commonly used.

A few minutes ago I walked by the sink in the hallway leading to the bathroom and it smells like butterscotch for some reason, and I had forgotten how much I love butterscotch.

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