Friday, March 09, 2007

Cuban?

This morning, whilst driving Lana to her pre-school, we were listening to the BBC World News Hour on NPR. (See, that's why I used the word "whilst" - to be all British and such.)

Anyway, we were listening to the BBC, and I thought Lana might comment on the fact that the announcer was doing a story about Vietnam (evidently, there has been a crackdown on dissidents of late), but, she didn't say a word about that. (Although, the British newcaster's pronounciation of the word Vietnam is very very far from Lana's own distinct pronounciation of "Viet Nam" - she may not have even registered that they were talking about her homeland.)

However, the story after the story about the jailing of Vietnamese dissidents was about Cuban refugees.

Suddenly, from the quiet back seat, Lana yelled, "Mommy!!! Cuban!!"

I said, "What?"

"Mommy!!! CUBAN!! CUBAN!!! CUBAN!! CUUUUUUUUUUUBAN!!"

Me: "Huh?"

What the heck is that about? She continued to say it, all the way to school.

It just leaves me scratching my head and wondering what she thinks "Cuban" means...

Perhaps she is hankering for a lime-and-cumin spiced pork sandwich?

LM

3 Comments:

Blogger Perpetual Procrastinator said...

I have no idea what it means either, but it made me laugh. Glad to hear you're feeling better today!

Friday, March 09, 2007 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger jjm said...

Woah! Of all the words to latch onto. You gotta wonder what it means to Lana.

Friday, March 09, 2007 2:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Okay, that is just funny. I can imagine thinking the same way - worrying what Zeeb is thinking of the story about Vietnam only to have him go off on some weird tangent. (Actually one day last week the guy on the radio was going on and on about Vietnam in regards to that war and I was worried, but Zeeb seemed totally clueless.)

Friday, March 09, 2007 4:51:00 PM  

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