3.21.2010

One More Reason to Learn Spanish

I am learning Spanish while in Peru and so far, no good.   I eat lunch with the Mesa Family, who we rent from, a few times a week while Chase is at his internship.  Recently we were both over at the Mesa’s just chatting.

While Chase is conversing with the Mesa’s in Spanish:
Chase laughs.
Me: “What’d they say?”
Hubs: “They said you ate gizzard.”
Me: Gasp. “When!?”
Hubs: “A few weeks ago.” Pause to listen to the Mesa’s.  “They said you said it was very delicious”.
Me: Another Gasp.  Pause.  “Well I guess I like gizzard”.

In all honesty, I don’t even know what gizzard is.  Doesn't it just sound gross?

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Eww...and haha! Isn't a gizzard like the filter part in a animal's throat? Yikes.

Aron said...

I tried to learn Spanish in Guatemala, but ended up traveling the whole month. Now I wish I could speak more. The Spanish I learned doesn't help me that much in the clinic. Oh well, just means I have to go south again! How as the surfing? Any luck?

Aut said...

Haha! Well, I guess maybe in that case it's better NOT to know Spanish, because then you only knew that whatever it was that you ate, it was delicious!

I had a similar incident in Mexico, where I ate something vinegary called "tostada de pata" and, okay, I didn't like it much, but it wasn't until I learned Spanish well in Ecuador and remembered the name that I realized I must have eaten pickled hoof or foot of some kind!

SogniSorrisi said...

This is hilarious. Sometimes its better not to know what you're eating!

Claire said...

OK you may want to look away now.... The Gizzard is....(according to Wickepedia!)

an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including birds, reptiles, earthworms and some fish. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food; often rocks are also instrumental in this process. In certain insects and mollusks, the gizzard features chitinous plates or teeth......
EWWWWWWWWW
Ah well i guess now you know hahaha
Made me laugh anyway :)

Mandy said...

I once stayed in a house where German was the major language. There was a girl my age who spoke English fluently and the parents were fairly fluent, but german was still the language used most. A lot of the time I had no idea what was being said. At least you had someone to translate.

Matt said...

I bought and tried the Rosetta Stone thing. It's good, but you actually have to USE it if you want to learn.

It's always frustrated me that Americans seem to think that we don't need to learn any language other than English. Sheesh.

I took 5 years of French, but a lotta good that's done me. Es no bueno.

I would very much like to learn Spanish too. There's tons of Spanish speaking people here in Nashville, and I travel a good bit to scuba dive, almost always to Spanish speaking countries.

Hasta Luego...

jozen said...

um, i have no clue what the gizzard is either.. but the word itself doesn't sound so appealing.

bananas. said...

gahh!!! gizzard?! good thing they told you a couple weeks later. bleh!

ps. how long are you in peru? does the hub have family there?

bananas. said...

gahh!!! gizzard?! good thing they told you a couple weeks later. bleh!

ps. how long are you in peru? does the hub have family there?

Punctuation Mark said...

Very cute... esta lindisima esta anecdota!

Ollie Otson said...

Hahaha! The ladies at my work have been trying to teach me Spanish because the boy I like is Argentinean. It's not going well, either. I keep adding words in French and Italian to the mix when I can't remember something. I'd love for one day to know it, though, because it'll be very beneficial for my job.

Thank you for the beautiful comment on my blog. =]

emmakarolina said...

Cute story! I'm glad that you're learning Spanish. Spanish is my first language and I find it quite refreshing when I meet Americans who want to learn the language. My husband is American and he polished his Spanish while studying abroad in Ecuador.

Good luck learning the language!

BTW...here in Puerto Rico, gizzards are a common thing to eat, not an everyday thing but it is common. If prepared right, they can be really delicious.

Have a nice day! :-)

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