BREAD-WHAT?-WHATS?

When prompted to describe her favorite and most commonly eaten foods on a Spanish final exam, one of my former college students wrote about how much she loved pancakes (panqueques). She continued to describe — tongue in cheek — about how odd it was that Spanish-speakers called them bread-what-whats. I couldn’t stop laughing at her rationale: PAN-QUÉ-QUÉS = BREAD-WHAT-WHATS. Amazing analysis . . . I hope she becomes a linguist.

Con amor,

K

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