Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In my Intermediate Reading/Writing ESL class this morning, I was talking about new English words that I've learned, like bling. I talked about it in class a few years ago, asking if any of the young students knew what it means. A Vietnamese girl who worked at the casino motioned with her hands to indicate it means talking. Later I found out it means flashy stuff, like jewelry. I told my class that this morning, and two Haitian students said it means the same thing in Creole. I told them English is spoken all around the world, so new words come into English from all the other languages; we must have gotten bling from Creole.

After class, I had a dream/vision that one day all the world will speak the same language, and it will include all the words of all the languages.

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