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07 September 2006 @ 11:19 pm
Kelly gave some of the third year students at her jr. high an extra assignment, asking them to write about their summer vacation and draw a picture. the results are naturally 100% hilarious. one student wrote a sentence that made me crack up the first time i read it, and more each time, until i started to get meta with it. and now i'm trying to really figure out what she meant. see if you can crack the code on this sentence:

"This year don't sea come eating was watermelon."
xoriana on September 7th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
I think she's saying if there's one thing she didn't see coming this year, it was eating watermelon. Like, "I just ate watermelon! Wow, I totally didn't see that coming!" Still weird, but that's what I'm getting out of it.

And I have to agree, nothing does go together quite like fresh coffee. :)
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 7th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
that was an excellent answer. i think that's better than anything i've come up with, hehe. i laughed out loud for sure.

she did also draw a picture of the sea though. but there was no watermelon in the picture. hmmm...so much in such a little sentence.
madbibliomancer: interestingmadbibliomancer on September 7th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
maybe she went to the sea for her vacation, but didn't have watermelon while she was there like she usually did?
madbibliomancer: kill you with my brainmadbibliomancer on September 7th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
or she could have gone to the sea and eaten watermelon. Such an enigma, it's like a koan or something. If you figure it out you'll probably begcome enlightened.
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 8th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
i think it is a koan! the more i think about it, the crazier it gets. i really want to be enlightened though!!
Mellen: m.e./a.m. in japanabsentmammoth on September 7th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
p.s. - how are things?! all moved into your new home? are classes starting? tell me tell me tell me!
booticon on September 7th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Although not as funny, this cute little Chinese girl I work with wrote the following on a variance slip a few nights back at the casino:

"Possibly overpay patron while making exchange money."
just johnjustjohn on September 7th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Lessee ... five syllables ... seven syllables ...
Tell her she left the last line off her haiku.
madbibliomancer: washmadbibliomancer on September 9th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
It could be a warning, this year don't come to the sea eating watermelon. OR ELSE.
Mellenabsentmammoth on September 10th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
haha, another strong possibility.

i'd love to ask her, but we know it would hurt her feelings to say to her "we can't understand what the hell this means. tell us in japanese". she'd never want to try doing anything in english (or engrish, for that matter) again.