June 3, 2005

May I distrouble you?

Tina, our old friend from Sichuan (also little LingLing’s aunt), was wondering why some people say Sorry for troubling you” and some other people say Apologies for disturbing you”. She decided to combine the word and made a new word — distrouble.

People are going to come up with creative new words, and our spellcheck tools will have to learn more and more words.

Another of our friend from Sichuan, when we asked Do you have any ice-cream?”, she replied, I have no that.” I like that sentence structure. I often use it. If someone asks me Do you have any travel books?”, I answer We have many that”.

May I distrouble you


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