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    Thngs not to say to your grandaughter!!

    Today I was lunching with my grandkids, and as often happens I have cute names for them which change from time to time.

    The one I used today was "Goose" - i.e. I sometimes call her a "bit of a Goose". Just to soften that I added "Gorgeous" in front of it. So far, so good I hear you say?

    Problem came when I abbreviated it, and said "Hi GG " .... at which point she looked really shocked and said ... "What did you say??!!"

    So I repeated it and her brother cracked up, and she kept looking stunned.

    Turns out they both learn Chinese, and in basic Chinese "GG" means "penis" !!!!

    Not a good idea to call your 12 yo grandaughter a penis. !!!!

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    .....charming work grandad.
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    oops. spose you could always swap to German and tell her 'Ich liebe dich' (ch pronounched similar to a K)...it means I love you!
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    Your very clever being able to speak Chinese.
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    Only out of the mouths of babes

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    Use GG for her brother only.
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    I'm thinking of just using her name!!!

    Just as a by product of all this, don't call them Quiche either. That Chris Lilly thing on TV where he plays a schoolgirl, has introduced a new term - "Quiche" which seems to go one beyond "hot" into the realm of Hot and worth more detailed exploration, if you get my drift.

    I could use 'Ich liebe dich' , but they don't learn German. My multi language schooldays only taught me one phrase... in a number of languages!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    I'm thinking of just using her name!!!
    And I hope your grandson's name isn't Richard.

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