Friday, May 16, 2008

Bruschetta!

Rama: What are you cooking?
Me: Bruschetta.
Rama: What's that?
Me: Remember, kumain tayo sa restaurant, nagustuhan mo yung bread tapos meron sa ibabaw na tomatoes and herbs and stuff?
Rama: Sounds like a bad word. Like something you say when mad. Brrruschettaaaaa!

Makes an angry face, scowls, and says again, Bruschetttaaa!!!

4 comments:

Nina Lumberio said...

oo nga naman di ba?

Katrina said...

Hahaha, OMG, she's so right! What a way with words Rama has.

P said...

Hi, Nina! Nganaman nga.

Hi, Katrina. Got me thinking, how did Leche get to be an expression of annoyance/disgust/anger? My grandmother used to say Lechugas a lot, too, when upset.

katrina said...

I don't know how true, but a friend explained to me that the expression "leche" came from "de mal leche," implying that you're a bad person because your mother gave you bad milk (breastmilk). Makes sense, if that's the case. :-)

As for your grandmother's "lechugas," maybe it was her way of avoiding the supposedly bad word, "leche"...the way some people say "sheesh" instead of "sh_t."