Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Good Nights

How come in Spanish, they say Buenas Noches to mean Good Night? Shouldn't it be Buena Noche? Buenas Noches sounds like Good Nights. Which, I guess is fine, killing two birds with one stone and all: say Good Nights tonight, skip tomorrow, repeat the next day. But what happens if you're a Spanish executioner? You say Buenas Noches the day before the drop, and then you make the criminal feel bad, knowing he's only got one night left. And then you, the Spanish executioner, have wasted a Buena Noche by giving two away when only one would suffice. That's no good.

And why do I always capitalize Good Night? That's just weird.

No comments:

Post a Comment