| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »
| Previous Post »

How Sweet!


Remember the little cat tongues? They are way back in blog time, but they're still very cute, very sweet, and very entertaining. Kočičí jazýčky, their Czech name,—well, you have to imagine it in a cute, cooing Czech voice (it's not as prickly or spiky as the diacritics make it look). Here's how. First, raise your eybrows, slightly pucker your lips, and adopt a high pitched (relative to your voice), cooing tone (as if you're coaxing a cute little furry animal). Then, stressing the capitalized syllables, say "KO-chee-cheee YA-zeeech-key."

Now, meow a few times, lick your lips and raise your eyebrows twice quickly in succession. Get up, run around the room twice, and then return to the middle of the room and repeat "kočičí jazýčky" five times fast. Undertaken properly this activity will a) reproduce something approximating the Czech phrase for a chocolate candy, b) accomplish your morning excercise, c) reduce boredom, d) convince everyone present of your crazy good Czech skills, and d) double as a show choir audition. For that second d) you have to liberally punctuate everything with jazz hands, add suitable background music, and wear a sequined vest. Disclaimers: depending on your accent, this may only work for North American midwesterners; results not guaranteed, except for the reduction of boredom.

Who knew what an obsession that these little cat tongues could be? They also come in German: Katzenzungen show more tiger-like kittens on the packaging! And they were recently featured on candyblog (it's a sweet blog, no kidding). I found that site from the new Czech links list at Packing for Prague, which looks to be an informative and interesting new(ish) Czech-oriented blog. Yay!


Tags: , , ,

Comments:

Blogger Dana said . . .

Yum! Kočičí jazýčky! Would you believe they sell them at Cost Plus in Pleasanton, California? Along with banány v čokoládě.    

11:57 PM, August 19, 2006


Blogger morskyjezek said . . .

Wow, things end up in the strangest, most unlikely places! A couple years ago I found Mattoni at a grocery store in Detroit; that was a bit less exciting but still unexpected.    

10:21 AM, August 25, 2006


» Post a Comment

Links to this post:

» Create a Link