Here and There

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Disneylandia!

In high school we asked our Spanish teacher how to say Disneyland in Spanish. It was a small class, Spanish 4 at Redwood Christian High school had four students. Spanish 4 was basically chatting in English about Party of Five with the Senora constantly saying: "Ya! En espanol!" She didn't care what we talked about, but it had to be in Spanish.

So we asked her how to say Disneyland in Spanish and she said: "Disneylandia!" I loved the Senora and she was such a tiny, intense person. She was first and foremost a missionary at heart and she loved God and she loved the Bible. I don't think she really loved teaching Spanish, but she was diligent. To everything she would say: "Gloria a Dios!" One time when she was kind of jogging into the classroom, a little late for class, she ran into a post. We all saw her do it through the wall of windows and lots of people got up concerned and ran to the door to see if she was okay. She had this huge goose egg on her forehead and she shouted: "Gloria a Dios! Sientate!" Which when I just looked up in the Spanish/English dictionary is how you tell a dog to sit. Hmm.

Anyway, we're off to Disneylandia tomorrow. It is "HalloweenTime" at Disneyland. I've never seen that before, so that will be a fun new thing in an old familiar fun place. My hope is that Lillian will be happy to stay in her stroller at least part of the time...

6 comments:

pdana said...

Do you think your Spanish teacher will be at Disneylandia?

marguerite said...

sientate is what grandma kaji always said to our girls when they were younger to get them to stay in their places at the dinner table

D said...

I saw a commercial for Halloween time at Disneyland last night. Good timing you guys! It looks really fun.

I got the "sientate" too in my Spanish classes... and in Spanish 3, a classmate who told a racist joke. Then, Senora changed her tune to "No es chiste! No es chiste!" That estudiante was muy tonto.

Jood said...

We would have been at Disneyland at the same time as you, but my kids opted for Mendocino over Disneyland. Mendocino - The Happiest Place on Earth! Gloria a Dios!

erica said...

colgate total! (um, that looks the same in english, huh?)

jillyg said...

i know, i wish it didn't look the same. i always think it the spanish way.