July 25, 2004

True Multiculturalism

We have successfully blended two cultures in our house. My wife is Norwegian and I am an American Jew. Last night, my daughter wanted to clink glasses again at the dinner table. So, I turned to her and said: "Skoal, bubbe." My wife just cracked up and I realized we have acheived the melting pot right in our little house.

Welcome to America!

P.S. My spelling of "skoal" is an approximation because I couldn't get the right Norwegian letter on my keyboard at home.

UPDATE: Correct spelling is: Skål.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 25, 2004 01:31 PM

Hi RP,
great story. If you were from down south perhaps it would have been skoal bubba.
Blessings on your head to all of you. :-)

Posted by: stolypin at July 25, 2004 09:37 PM

Ivan, you always crack me up! Thanks for the blessings, we need 'em. And, as we used to say in New Orleans, back at ya!

Posted by: RP at July 26, 2004 10:25 AM

"Skoal, Bubba," said Jethro as he held out the chewin' tobacco.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 26, 2004 12:12 PM

Thanks for the reminder to change the spelling, TS! :)

Posted by: RP at July 26, 2004 02:14 PM
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