November 3, 2008

My New Favorite Phrase

'Emergency Mind' as in "We are all so worried about her, we all have emergency mind."

-From my Korean mother in law (apparently a literal translation of a Korean phrase).

posted at 07:30 PM by raul

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11/08/08 10:01 AM

In our family, we call it "tragedy brain".

11/09/08 10:52 AM

In MY OWN family we have something that could be the opposite of your Korean phrase - calmation time. From the Spanish Calma (English calm). It's Spanglish speak for whenever panic ensues (cunde el panico). At that point someone invariably pipes in with a shouted "Calmation time!"
as in "let calm reign!"

Catchy no?

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