How in the name of Luis de Gongora y Argote does hembra come from feminina??

(’s obvious, I know–the whole Latin-Spanish F–>H thing, like folia to hoja, but where does the “bra” part come in?

Also: the word for bat in the packet is “murcielago,” but originally, I guess it was acutally “murciegalo.” Silly commoners–the english messed up “Al-pricoc” into “apricot” too. Darn consonants.

(Del lat. mus, muris, ratón, y caecŭlus, dim. de caecus, ciego).

Oh and, why won’t you produce offspring, one that is quick-loading, verb-conjugating, and etymology-providing all at the same time???!!!???

Not sure if I want to commit el eljay to this banner yet:

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zomg, Asians have taken over UC Berkley. Come see!

Asians have become the “new Jews,” in the phrase of Daniel Golden, whose recent book, “The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way Into Elite Colleges — and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates,” is a polemic against university admissions policies. Mr. Golden, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is referring to evidence that, in the first half of the 20th century, Ivy League schools limited the number of Jewish students despite their outstanding academic records to maintain the primacy of upper-class Protestants. Today, he writes, “Asian-Americans are the odd group out, lacking racial preferences enjoyed by other minorities and the advantages of wealth and lineage mostly accrued by upper-class whites. Asians are typecast in college admissions offices as quasi-robots programmed by their parents to ace math and science.”

Hehehe. New Jew.

The diminishing number of African-Americans on campus is a consistent topic of discussion among black students. Some say they feel isolated, without a sense of community. “You really do feel like you stand out,” says Armilla Staley, a second-year law student. In her freshman year, she was one of only nine African-Americans in a class of 265. “I’m almost always the only black person in my class,” says Ms. Staley, who favors a return to some form of affirmative action.

*eyebrow* Uhhhh…How do you think the short yellow kid felt in his or her little villagy elementary school, eh?

Dr. Birgeneau agrees on at least one point: “I think we’re now at the point where the category of Asian is not very useful. Koreans are different from people from Sri Lanka and they’re different than Japanese. And many Chinese-Americans are a lot like Caucasians in some of their values and areas of interest.”

Yeah. As a phrase, “Asian” has become a double-edged sword; it both puts a culture into a larger community and denies the individual culture its own identity.

Querido Senor Silva:

POR FAVOR, hable Ud. el idioma correctamente! No quiero decir que yo se mas del idioma que Ud., pero estoy suficiemente bien educada en el para saber cuando Ud. use la gramatica mal. No intento a disrespetarte, pero tenemos que sacar notas buenas en el examen AP. Era obvio que cuando devolvimos de la vacacion, su nivel de hablar espanol habia descendido. Dijo algo como “puedes buscarlo para Sra..” Pero no debe haber sido algo como “puedes buscarlo POR LA Sra…?” “Por” es como “pro” del Latin; no es la verdad que el uso de “para” significa que el “buscar” es en la direccion de la Sra..?

Y, espero que nunca nunca nunca vuelva a darnos una traduccion de un poema. Es inaudito. Necesitas darnos vocabulario para que leamos el texto, in vez de una traduccion.

Estudiante suya,


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