Wild

My understanding of wild nature is pathetic. I mistakenly taught Klara to refer to the town’s famous geese as ducks, and now everybody on the playground and at the park gives me dirty looks.

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9 thoughts on “Wild”

    1. Oh, Her favorite expression is “mommy made a mistake” because I say it so often. Especially after I tear off yet another bumper.

      Great idea on using the Russian word instead.

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    1. We’ve had students expelled or censored for trying to fight them off. Right now they are peaceful but hatching season is coming and they get very nasty then.

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    2. But much smarter than other domestic foul. A friend who grew up on a farm says they seem to be able to recognize different people and have personalities (unlike chickens or ducks).

      Makes me feel a little guilty for liking to eat them so much…. but not too guilty.

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  1. Do you mean to say “wildlife”? “Wild nature” is a cool and innovative descriptor, but not a term that would sound right to most American English native speakers.

    Yeah, ducks are usually fine, but geese are very scary.

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    1. You know what’s funny? Klara is a native speaker of English, so now she corrects my Russianisms. For instance, she has a paci that’s shaped like a giraffe. I call it paci giraffe because it’s how a Russian-speaker says it. But she feels it’s not right, so she corrects me “It’s giraffe paci, Mamma.” It’s amazing.

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  2. You could track down an Audobon Field Guide, they’re great handbooks with color pictures and descriptions of all kinds of wildlife, and even edible plants and mushrooms.

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