Once when we were visiting some Korean friends who now live in San Francisco, we were watching (I don’t know why) a Korean-made English-language video that belonged to their young daughter. Why, when they were living in the U.S., they did not just sign her up for a playgroup for her to learn English I do not know except that they are Korean and that is the Korean Way.
Anyway, so one of the phrases that the female narrator kept repeating in that super-saccharine Female Asian voice was:
“What a wonderful!”
And we have not yet recovered from hearing that. To this day we still pull it out and use it because, really, it just is so handy.
ANYWAY, the point of that story is, well, there really isn’t a point. I just wanted to share it and to remind you that grammar is important and we should all respect direct objects a lot more.
AND, what reminded me of all this was that in my inbox this morning was an email from Everyday Foods, a recipe newsletter that I somehow receive now. The title of the email was:
Easy Italian and Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.
I want to know how many Italians have to go into these cookies? What exactly is the ratio of Italian to Peanut Butter Cup? And would adding a little more or a little less of each REALLY make that much of a difference taste-wise?