Monday 7 November 2011

Ball not Bowl

I have just brought BK2 (who will be 4 in Febraury) from pre-school. As usual, the following conversation takes place in a mix of Arabic, French and English.

BK2: "S iqoul Bowl pour Ballon en Anglais" (S says Bowl for Ballon in English.)
Me: "Kifach lazem iqoul?" (How should he say it?)
BK2: "Ball" - with a pronounced emphasis on the "a", betraying her Northern-Englishness. Sweet...


  1. Sorry, there is a post in my reader that is not on here, and I just wanted to say thank you for it. I know virtually nothing about Algeria I'm sad to say, and this really piqued my interest. Thanks for both educating me and spurring me to learn more.

  2. Thanks for your post. Incidentally, did you know that Medea is a city in Algeria?édéa
    You are probably referring to my encounter with the ophtalmologist. I may re-publish it on the blog, as it may then pique somebodyelse's curiosity :)


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