We were chatting with friends about the interview with Tahrmina Martely on APM's Weekend America about her first experiences in the US (listen to it here (sorry, Real Media only :())
Tahrmina tells the story about when she first came to the US as a high school exchange student. Before she left Bangladesh, her mother told her to eat anything that her hosts offered her because it would be polite. Well, she got to the US and her host family was having a barbeque in her honor. Her host mom offered her a hot dog, and Tahrmina, remembering her mothers advice accepted it. She knew that Americans ate unfamiliar stuff, but she had never realized we ate dogs. Then she went to the grill and looked at them. She thought and thought about it and the only thing she could figure out was that there were entire farms here in the U.S. with dogs that were all barking with really high pitched voices. What kind of barbarians would do that to a dog? And they fed them to their KIDS!
Anyway, Tahrmina tells the story far better than I do, you should listen to the story, but it sets the stage...
As we were all laughing about this event, Daniel made a comment about "Enoch's".
Danel's a really fast reader, and as a consequence, he doesn't always spend a huge amount of time figuring out the pronounciation of new words. Normally, this isn't a problem, but...
"Umm.. Daniel, it's pronounced "u-nik".
"What's the big deal, Enoch, Eunuch, who cares?"
"Daniel, Enoch is a mans name, a Eunuch is a castrata. And Unix is an operating system.".
Ok, I guess you had to be there, Dave Barry has no fear of losing his day job...
Edit: Fixed spelling issues. and more accurately phoneticized eunuch.
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