Learning all the right things

OnĀ  Sunday night I went to dinner with my co-supervisor and her husband, and a visiting guest from the Fraunhofer Institute and his family. He has 2 little girls, about 5 and 7 years old, and neither speak any English. Or so we thought. After dinner we were talking a bit about Monty Python, and then the oldest girl pipes up: “And now, a man with three buttocks!” We just about died laughing. Then she said “The Ministry of Silly Walks” and she and her little sister proceeded to make up silly walks and circle the living room. “And now, a man with a tape recorder shoved up his nose.”

Obviously they teach them all the right things over at the Fraunhofer.

4 Responses to “Learning all the right things”

  1. Phil Says:

    They did a whole episode in German, in fact!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE1q0UDZD2U

  2. Mary Anne Lenio Says:

    Oh my Phil so funny..i had nto realized the blog was back Yeah!

  3. Agata Says:

    Sigh!
    Just spent a solid 3 hours going through your blog.

    I’m totally jealous of the Australia adventures you keep having.

    Liam’s HUGE!

    Love,

    Agata

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