Sunday, December 07, 2008

The great shrink

Today I was checking homework, and discovered that one of my students had visited the Yasaka Shrink.

There must be something about that place that causes students' brains to become muddled.

3 comments:

Hebron said...

How many does that make now?

Curley said...

Formal (amused) objection: the Gion (Yasaha) Shrine is a great place - not at all likely to shrink anything except a gaksei's English vocab!

The britannica photo is a bit strange though - pagoda's are for relics, relics are from dead people, Shinto eschews anything touching on illness or death. Surely that's Toji temple's pagoda in the foreground of that pic (general principle: in any picture of Kyoto, Toji's pagoda will feature... ;-)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Sort of like how, no matter how many times it's hammered into their heads, Norwegians will still get V and W mixed up in English (in Norwegian, the two sound the same), and they also try to sound the c. They'll therefore tell you that a popular 80's TV-show was called "Miami Wise".