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Nationality Varieties 
3rd-Oct-2016 08:03 pm
OK - James
I work with someone from India, two from Portugal and one from New Zealand.

All four are lovely people, but I do enjoy hearing some of their questions, some of their thoughts.

This morning Chandu and I were chatting while we were waiting for a patient and I mentioned Mum & Dad in passing.  He said that he hadn't wanted to upset me, but was concerned with how I was coping now they had dissappeared.  That was a phrase I found unusual, although later it actually helped me think about what I do miss about them.

Mind you, it works both ways as they all either get confused, or laugh about some of my phrasings.
Comments 
3rd-Oct-2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting way to look at someone's passing. They have disappeared haven't they.
10th-Oct-2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I thought about it later, it's true ... Mum & Dad have dissappeared
3rd-Oct-2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Sometimes these translations/ odd phrases can give a whole new perspective on things.
10th-Oct-2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
True, it did make me think about Mum & Dad from a slightly different perspective.
4th-Oct-2016 08:00 am (UTC)
"Disappeared" is a good description, actually ...
10th-Oct-2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I thought about it later, it's true ... Mum & Dad have disappeared
4th-Oct-2016 01:04 pm (UTC)
Translation can also be generational - I once asked a 22 yr daughter of a friend what her boyfriend did for a crust, to then be asked why his choice of bread was a question ...
10th-Oct-2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
*g* - so true. I work in urology clinics and have to remember that I can't ask the kids to go and "spend a penny"
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