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Thread poster: Nina Khmielnitzky

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 16:34
Member (2004)
English to French
Dec 16, 2004

My cousin in San Francisco sent me this, since I'm getting married (everybody is sending me funny and catastophic wedding pictures and stories these days...).

I wanted to share these thoughts from kids about marriage, called HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

"You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming."
Alan, age 10

"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry.
God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with."
Kirsten, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
"Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then." Camille, age 10

"No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married." Freddie, age 6

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
"Married people usually look happy to talk to other people." Eddie, age 6

"You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids."
Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
"Both don't want no more kids."
Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
"Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each
other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough." Lynnette, age 8

"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
Martin, age 10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
"I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OK TO KISS SOMEONE?
"When they're rich."
Pam, age 7

"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that."
Curt, age 7

"The rule goes like this: if you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
"I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing. I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be all grossed out." Theodore, age 8

"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them."
Anita, age 9

"Single is better, for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing."
Kirsten, age 10

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? "There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?" Kelvin, age 8

"You can be sure of one thing - the boys would come chasing after us just the same as they do now."
Roberta, age 7

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
"If you want to last with your man, you should wear a lot of sexy clothes,
especially underwear that is red and maybe has a few diamonds on it." Lori, age 8

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck." Ricky, age 10


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Kathinka van de Griendt  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:34
German to English
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Now for something completely different! Dec 16, 2004

Thanks Nina, now at last I remembered why I got divorced

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:34
Member
English to Turkish
Thank you Nina, and congratulations ! Dec 16, 2004

I love this one below, great sense of humor!

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
"You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids."
Derrick, age 8




[Edited at 2004-12-16 18:33]


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 23:34
Member (2004)
English to Russian
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Congratulations, Nina! Dec 16, 2004

About a year ago I first read these and many more great children's thoughts in a book on Indigo kids, `An Indigo Celebration' (by Lee Carroll & Jan Tober) which I translated into Russian. The authors mentioned that these phrases were taken from Internet, and many sources, unfortunately, were anonymous.

It was really exciting to translate kids' speech and thoughts like these into another language, though I have to admit that the task gave me quite a headache sometimes. Thanks to kudoZ, I managed to break through many cases of wordplay and American life realities unknown to me...


Dear Nina and others, I sincerely wish you to bring more Indigos to our world.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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And they didn't even know Divorced Barbie... Dec 18, 2004

A couple were wanting to get a Barbie set
for their daughter and went to the toy shop.
"How much are the Barbie sets?" they asked.
"Depends on which one - they're all different"
said the assistant
"What's that one?"
"That's ski-ing Barbie complete with skis - $ 50.00"
"And that one?"
"That's cycling Barbie with bicycle and helmet - $ 56.00"
"That One?"
"Cooking Barbie - complete with cooker - $ 70.00"
They then point to one at the end of the shelf
"How much is that one there?"
"Well, that's Divorced Barbie and is a special set and costs $ 300"
"$ 300!!! - why? - when all the others are around $ 50?"
"It's a Special set - Divorced Barbie comes complete with
Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Business and all of Ken's other stuff!!"


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Mandy Williams  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:34
German to English
Now I know where I've been going wrong... Dec 18, 2004

"Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough." Lynnette, age 8

Perhaps I could take Lynnette along with me next time?
MW


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