Add Homonym

March 11, 2010 By: erik Category: Funny, Offspring, Spanish 130 views

Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

duckyToday during bathtime, I was trying to teach my daughter to say “hola“. I’ve decided that “hello” is more complicated because of the H sound, and a Spanish salutation is going to be more useful around town, so we’re starting with Spanish. Her big problem is that the O vowel sound still eludes her, so I make a special effort to exaggerate the O, showing the shape of my mouth when I say it. OOOOO-la!

I was repeating, “Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola…”

Rather than repeat after me, she made a big movement, pushing her body out of the water and letting it fall back, sending waves up over the edge of the tub.

“Not that kind of ola,” I said.

For, you see, the word for a wave in water is “ola“, which sounds just like the greeting with the silent H, “hola“.

 
  • Oh great. The next generation of wiseguy punsters is born . . .