It is either a blessing or a hindrance, right? I must admit that while I am eager to perfect the Italian language, and Pep is pretty darn smarto in inglese, the language barrier is one more obstacle we fight to overcome.
Sometimes, it works in your favor.
“So-in-so is soooo stupid!”
What, you are mad I said that?
“Well, stupid isn’t really that strong a word in English, darling….”
This doesn’t work so well with music. Case in point…”Candy Man” by non other than the lovely miss Christina Aguilera.
Have any of you ever listened to these words??
Well, I have.
You can imagine my surprise when my 9-year-old studentessa pops in a CD and announces that her dance teacher taught them a dance to this song. She makes her performance – loudly bellowing the lyrics as her mom smiles and tells me proudly, “She is so smart in English. She knows all of the words!”
He’s a one stop shop, makes the panties drop
He’s a sweet-talkin’, sugar coated candy man
da da da da
He’s a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop
He’s a sweet-talkin’, sugar coated candy man oh
da da da da da
I sat by, in silent embarrassment, as she completed her act, and nodded in agreement as her mommy complimented her language skills. Ya think I shoulda told her?