Sunday, November 27, 2011
Silly Discussion: It's All in the Phrasing
I stayed up pretty late last night and, as I was falling asleep, I started thinking about the most random things. I obviously won't share them all with you but I thought you might be amused by one of them. When I was a kid, because of the way this classic Dr. Seuss book was read to me, I thought they were Green eggs and just plain-old pink ham. It's the natural rhythm of the text to read it as "gree-neggs" and ham versus the more correct green "egg-sand-ham". And then when I finally paid attention to the pictures, I thought it was terribly wrong! It's green ham and yolks, really, right?
Are there any stories from your childhood that you had the wrong impression about because of the way they were read to you? I've been trying to think of others but nothing has come to me yet. Maybe it will at 2am tonight.
Food for thought,