Thursday, June 01, 2006

Another Reason Why My As-Yet-Mythical Children Will Learn German

The widely-acknowledged benefits of being bilingual.
Comparatively few other children will learn German, thereby decreasing my need to whisper when I tell them I hate that one Eddie Haskell-esque kid they hang out with.

No, it's about the Spelling Bees . [Update: Edited to remove a word that could have been construed as all sorts of obnoxious when placed in a sentence referencing the German language. Sorry, it didn't even occur to me.]

I do feel a little bad for the girl who won second-place. Weltschmerz is not a word one wants connected to, you know, a weltschmerz-inducing moment.

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