March 27th, 2014

pigtails

Holy shit that's a big fish

So you know how the other day I told you about Evan catching that broadbill swordfish? Turns out he caught it in his own boat, 30 miles off Tutukaka. He sent me a photo last night.

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Meanwhile, Finnish word of the day today is 'ymmärrän'. It's pronounced kind of like u-ma-rr-an, and it means 'I understand'. Although tbh I think 'En ymmärrä' (I don't understand) is probably more useful to me right now, eh? The Finnish trill their rs, which is kind of like the rolling in Maori but with a shorter sound. It's kind of hard not to do a drumroll instead of a trill when doing this. I'm probably shouting or something...

Also, declension. It's a thing. I think it's an emininently sensible thing that happens not at all in English. In fact, before yesterday I didn't even know what it was. Now I'm all "Wow, that's clever!" and "Oh noes, now I have to learn all this stuff. Shit."

[edit] Turns out Australia still fishes commercially for striped marlin.