Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Jackie Classic

I could tell endless stories of the things she says. They probably wouldn't be as funny as if you are talking to her face to face to see her facial expressions, hand gestures, and body languages. I've never met anyone else like her and possibly will never again meet anyone else quite like her.
At school the children are only allowed to speak in English, no Luganda is allowed.
Anyway, yesterday I was working on my computer and she was perched in her usual place next to me. I've got a bit of a stuffy nose and was sniffling. Here in Uganda if you have a cold, it's called flu. Jackie proceeded to inform me that she knew the English word for flu. I'm not quite sure when flu stopped being an English word......
So, out of curiosity I asked her what was the English word for flu. Her answer: mucous.