Tuesday: Hili dialogue

September 16, 2014 • 2:49 am

For some reason this reminds me of the old joke where one guy asks another, “Do you like Kipling?” The second guy replies, “I don’t know—I’ve never kippled.”

Cyrus: Can you play the violin?
Hili: I don’t know, I haven’t tried yet.


In Polish:
Cyrus: Czy umiesz grać na skrzypcach?
Hii: Nie wiem, nie próbowałam.

5 thoughts on “Tuesday: Hili dialogue

  1. The original Kipling joke was a very popular postcard (see the Wikipedia article on Donald McGill), and was an exchange between a boy and a girl.

  2. I find it interesting that the Polish word for violin is “skrzypcach.” Whoever invented that word had an 11-year-old violin student in the house and a gift for onomatopoeia.

  3. Reminds me of the guy who was at the surgeon’s for a consultation before having hand surgery who said, “Doc, will I be able to play piano after the surgery?” The doctor replied, “Of course!” The guy, thrilled, said, “That’s fantastic! I’ve always wanted to and never been able.”


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