Monday, September 21, 2009

Mrs. Grumpy Writes

She just emailed me this (she's a school nurse):

"One of the Spanish teachers just came into the office. She's putting together some sort of Luau themed class party for next week, and wanted to know if anyone knew how to say 'Aloha' in Spanish"!

17 comments:

Amanda said...

How is a Luau related to Spanish class? This person is TEACHING our children. Frightening.

The Good Cook said...

Wow. Great. That's just great. And how do you say Nitwit in Hawaii?

Amanda said...

It's times like this I remember just how much better suited I am to be safely out of the educational field -- because if I'd stayed, I think I'd dead from trying to hold back the explosive giggles.

Chris said...

I second Amanda's post - what on earth does a luau have in common with a Spanish class? Shouldn't it be a fiesta? Wow.

vanity press said...

Adios.

ndenunz said...

So, you don't have the market cornered on crazeeness at work, do you?

Anonymous said...

Aloha! Adios. and hora somniferum

Flavius said...

I'm glad to see we're diligently training a future generation of neurology patients. Wouldn't want your blog to run dry for lack of trying, now would we? :)

-Flavius

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Congratulations, lady, you're a moron in three languages.

"How do you say aloha in Spanish?" Good grief. Yes, we're celebrating Cinco de Mayo in our school, but we want the white kids to "get it" so we're just calling it "May Fifth."

was1 said...

wouldn't 'hola' or 'adios' work since aloha means both?

The Emakshre Man said...

Haloja.

quixote said...

Well, that's easy. Obviously, it's "Aloja!"

Anonymous said...

I believe in her case it would be:
"Yo estoy muy estupido"

The Derma Man said...

Anonymous: actually, it would be "Yo soy muy estupida." The verb "estar" is used to indicate locations and temporary conditions, while the verb "ser" is used for permanent states, such as her stupidity. Of course, maybe she was just temporarily out of her right mind because she was high, in which case "estar" would be appropriate, but coming to school high in the first place would suggest long-term stupidity. So we're back to "ser."

mojitogirl said...

Siempre hay un tarado en el grupo........

TRANSLATION: There's always a nitwit in the group.

Lilorfnannie said...

Aloha means Love, Hello, Goodbye. That's a really good description of that teacher, "nitwit." My condolences to your wife for having to work with such nimrods.

Anonymous said...

"Que pasta? = How's your noodle?" would probably work too.

Or my word verification hylmis

 
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