the 90th minute

Until September 2007, when my oldest daughter was born, this blog covered daily life and politics in Israel, as well as Hebrew-English linguistic issues, from the perspective of an American-raised journalist and translator living in Israel. Now it mostly serves as the SmunchMonk&Bear news agency, a portal into the bizarre universe of the little people. Read more at: www.shoshanakordova.com.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When being dictator of Givatayim is just not good enough

While wearing her birthday crown again just before going to bed, after a delayed bday party in gan today:

Rimonit wear crown.
King wear crown.
Rimonit king!

A perfect demonstration of a classic logical error that many adults make too. (All kings may wear crowns - though I can't say I'm 100% sure that is actually the case - but not everyone who wears a crown is a king. Even if the crown-wearer in question does expect you to obey her every command.)

Oh, and a few minutes later, after she had agreed to take off the cardboard crown for bed (I had told her it might get broken if she sleeps in it), she suddenly volunteers: "King no wear crown to bed." Hey, whatever gets you to listen to me, Your Majesty...

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