Wednesday, March 17, 2010

World's Cutest Thing + non-cute bonus

At English corner today, we were talking about the word shopaholic.

Franny: Shopaholic means someone who really likes to shop, right?
Me: Yeah.
Franny: So you add "holic" to words to mean that you really like them, right?
Me: Yes, but we can only do it with a few words. Like chocoholic: that's someone who really loves chocolate.
Lily: That's why I was so confused by "catholic."
Me: What?
Lily: For a few years I thought it meant someone who really likes cats.


Intermission.


Here at The Guangzhou Story, we've been tracking the huge flood outside our school for some time now. I'm happy to report that it has lessened somewhat, and the smell has shifted from feces to asparagus pee. We'll keep you informed of any further changes.