Sunday, December 20, 2009

This Clears Up Everything!

Just when I thought I would alone forever a friend sent me this video with some solid advice for meeting Hungarians.
I hate people who act too - I will fit in here perfectly.

In other news...

You know how we have the famous Who, What, Where, When, Why and How?
You don't know how lucky we are with our simple language...

In Hungarian they have a word for Who, What, Where, When, Why and How and With Who, With What, What is the Reason, Since When, For How Long, How Many, About Who, What kind of Party is it, Which pants, Who's Hair, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc... So many words.

They also like to tell time using a mathematical equation involving subtracting quarters. When I understand the formula I will let you know


  1. We do that in England too. People gave me confused looks in Canada so I stopped. Now I never say "it's quarter to two", I say "it's 1:45".

  2. This 'quarter thing' related to telling time must be prevalent world-wide. When I lived in Minneapolis, I learned that people there used the expression "It's quarter till..." when it was, say, 1:45, and that was it. They rarely, if ever, finished the sentence expecting that the person asking would have some idea of the hour we were approaching!!
    auntie chris