I'm loving learning the language almost as much as I'm enjoying learning about the people. I'm sad that we only have Arabic class once a week, but I'm so glad that our cluster secretary humors me every Wednesday and gives me another lesson after my last class is dismissed. If I didn't know better, I'd think she enjoys sharing her language with me. Being the nerd that I am, I enjoy occasionally helping her with English words.
Today, however, she just might have updated my English dictionary a bit.
She was showing me pictures of her siblings and other family members. Her brothers and sisters all resemble her so much, I would say they are carbon copies of each other.
She showed me how outdated that phrase--"carbon copy"--is.
"They are a copy and paste of me," she said with a smile.
Times have changed, and I'm afraid I've been left behind with some of the cool lingo.