||[Apr. 24th, 2014|10:37 am]
My mother- picking her way line by line through the Telegraph- came, as she sometimes does, across a word she didn't understand.|
"What are cojones?" she asked.
I took a deep breath, couldn't locate an escape route, and told her.
"Oh," she said, vaguely. Her eyes wandered sideways. It took her a few seconds to recoup her forces.
"So how do you pronounce it?"
Which stumped me. Because I don't think its a word I've ever had occasion to speak out loud. Does one go for the full Spanish, or sound the last syllable like a Welsh surname or opt for something in between?