I’ve been doing homework in Catalan. The exercise is very simple: match between the sentences and the pictures.

  • a. Good! Now I have an apartment. It is not very big, but for me it is good now.
  • b. How amazing!
  • c. Damn! No hot water again!
  • d. What a success! It’s the second time that I win (the lottery).
  • e. Greetings! (literally: In good hour!)
  • f. Congratulations! He’s very beautiful and looks like the father.
  • g. Such a shame! Just two minutes!

The exercise sheet was lying on my table. I solved some other exercises, and the picture was in front of my eyes for many minutes. Then suddenly i noticed that something is not so usual there. Click to enlarge:


This must be one of the cutest and most touching things i have ever seen.

I thought about writing a philosophical social commentary on it, but i won’t.

Ús raonable. Dibuix de “Veus – Curs de català – Llibre d’exercisis i gramàtica”. Autors: Marta Mas Parts i Albert Villagrosa Grandia. Il·lustraciò: Linhart i Javier Olivares. Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, juny de 2007.


2 Responses to “Enhorabona”

  1. 1 khrushchevinlove 2008-03-03 at 07:25

    Maybe comparison with http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-1198.png will reveal the heteronormative underpinnings of the Catalan lanugage.

  2. 2 aharoni 2008-03-17 at 13:15

    You may say say that it is a yet another prejudice, but slapping is only for chicks. It’s harder for me to imagine a guy slapping a girl than to imagine two girls kissing or even two guys kissing.

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