Thursday, February 9, 2012

Talking the Talk

Increasingly, I am discovering my vocabulary includes words people cock* their heads at. Tonight, I found myself typing, "I am just glad you are coming, any dish you bring will be a bonus, like that little back-bend you get in fixed firm!" and, heaven help me, I meant it.  This was an honest attempt at a simile. The idea that in a knee-opening posture you can also get this little stretch in your back seemed exactly fitting to my feeling of receiving chicken wings from a friend. *face palm*

Another surprise metaphor in my new vocabulary was discovered over fries at The Bad Apple. "I didn't just have my fingers crossed, man, I was in eagle! 

I wonder if some day in the not-too distant future I will only be able to communicate with fellow yogis. I will become to a seven-year-old shouting at whales** to my own family. I will have to create an elaborate 'How to talk to Kate' class in which we will sit in a semi-circle and I will hold flash cards aloft, pointing and saying in a too-loud voice, GAR-ood-asana! while my poor mother tries over and over again to wrap her mouth around the sanskrit syllables. 

Gold stars if you can name this asana. Does anyone remember what 'asana' means? 

Knowing my lack of success with language, it will have to go this way; I certainly won't be able to re-learn English. 

On the other hand, maybe I just sound like one of those foreigners who, when they get a word in the wrong context, it actually adds meaning to the word. ...yeah....probably not. Excuse me, I have to go make some flash cards now.

*COCK! Another vocab word!
**Reference to the last post. I promise Im not trying to make you read more -- this honestly fits here.


  1. I thought about the whole crossing fingers and toes while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. One of the Coca-Cola polar bears was crossing their fingers and toes in one of the commercials, and I thought, "All that bear needs to do is eagle to have luck."


  2. Seriously? We are Yogadork twins. I didn't watch the game, but I watched the commercials on Youtube later. Watching the polar bear one, I thought the exact. same. thing. OMG, I have an idea:

    "Yogadork Powers Activate! In the form of...Standing Bow!"

    Shoot. Didn't work. My bow still sucks. I might actually need to fist-bump you.

  3. Actually, Mom might be the only one who doesn't need to take the class...

  4. Too true. She's really good too. She says poignant things like "practice your yoga outside the room." when I am seriously stressed. Good woman to have around (once you know what she's talking about). :)