From an English Lesson in a Far Off Land

“Hello, it’s me, your grandson, insert name here,” Dinu said.
“Much better,” said Professor Bogdan. “You might even say Yo, it’s me.”
“On my last trip I heard a lot of yo. Even my brother says it.”
“Your brother in New Hampshire?”
“No P sound. And sher, not shire. But yes, my brother.”
“The brother who is owning a business?”
“Who owns a business. Bogdan Plumbing and Heating.”
Professor Bogdan opened a drawer, took out a T-shirt and tossed it to Dinu.
Dinu shook it out, held it up, took a look. On the front was a cartoon-type picture of a skier with tiny icicles in his bushy black mustache, brandishing a toilet plunger over his head. On the back it said: “Bogdan Plumbing and Heating, Number 1 in the Granite State.”
Dinu made a motion to hand it back.
“Keep it,” said Professor Bogdan.
“Thank you.”
“You’re welcome. New Hampshire is the Granite State. All the states have nicknames.”
“What is nicknames?”
“Like pet names. For example, what does your mother call you?”
Professor Bogdan blinked a couple of times. Like the skier, he had a bushy mustache, except his was mostly white. “Texas is the Lone Star State, Florida is the Sunshine State, Georgia is the Peach State.”
“They have a Georgia of their own. They have everything, Dinu, although – “ He leaned across the desk and pointed at Dinu with his nicotine-stained finger. “Although most of them don’t realize it and complain all the time just like us.”
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7 Responses to “From an English Lesson in a Far Off Land”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    10:07 am on January 23rd, 2023

    Good morning everyone!
    Sometimes, the more we learn the more confused we become.

  2. B. Stover
    10:22 am on January 23rd, 2023


    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:25 am on January 23rd, 2023


    The conversation between the Professor and Dinu is making me laugh. :^)

    Some very light snow falling in this neck of the woods. It shouldn’t stick as it rained earlier this morning.

    Create a good day!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on January 23rd, 2023

    English!…I cannot wait for this book to be in my pug-paws!…snort!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:59 pm on January 23rd, 2023

    Thieves!…Nachos are hard to find around here these days…sniff!…I have no idea why this should be. I truly think my friend has all the ingredients to make them. We are getting low on beer which is alarming!…wheeze!

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:33 pm on January 23rd, 2023

    RIO! My mouth is watering…I haven’t had nachos in a long time.

  7. Thieves!
    9:12 pm on January 23rd, 2023

    Rio! We’ll supply the beer if Friend will whip up the nachos. Burp!

    Wose: We’re looking for a dinner date if you’re hungry.

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