Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You know you're tired...

when you start yelling at the television in Spanish.

Especially if Spanish isn't even your first language.

(I got 9 1/2 hours of sleep last night and feel much better. I think I was just unused to my bed or something.)


Dernhelm said...

If it's any consolation (or amusement, perhaps?) I find that I tend to actually vocalize my latin more when I'm tired. Like the other night, when wishing a friend luck on finals, I promply hailed to her "bona fortuna!" as easily as if it was second nature.

Hmmm... perhaps it's a sign that our second languages ARE becoming second natures to us! *Encouraging thought*

Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

I bet you psychologists have yet to come up with a comprehensible explanation for this phenomenon. Theories will abound (the brain resorts to its secondary means when low on energy, and extra languages and the like are put in the secondary means; the brain's patterns wander around more when energy for focus is lacking, leading to greater levels of stumbling on foreign language chunks), but I'd be surprised if any of them could back their theories up with further explanation of the brain's inner workings that are actually accurate and not mumbo-jumbo.

The Sojourner said...

*pats Scott's head*

I probably wouldn't understand psychologists, they probably wouldn't understand me. We'll leave it at that.