Tuesday, February 22, 2011


It's a day of revelations for my students. First they discovered, just like Moliere's M. Jourdain did, that they speak in prose. Then, I asked them (in Spanish, of course) if they spoke Castilian.

"No!" they answered in unison.

"Yes, you do," I said. "You just answered a question in Castilian."

"Get out of here!" exclaimed one of the students in English.

I'm not sure how I would translate that response into Castilian in a polite manner.

1 comment:

Pagan Topologist said...

Off topic, I suppose, but I love Moliere. I have never seen a production of this (his ONLY prose play, as I recall) but I loved reading it in my college French class.