Csíkszereda Musings

My life in and around Csíkszereda, also known as Miercurea Ciuc.

September Song

Posted by Andy Hockley on 10 September, 2006

I’m in the middle of a particularly intense teacher training courseright now, so won’t be able to do much blogging. After the 12 hour days (minimum) of work I reckon what’s left ought to be devoted to the family. So I probably won;t be around much before the end of September.

A joke to be going along with:
Q: How do you turn a Szekely into a Romanian?
A: Take him to Budapest.

Not especially funny as jokes go, but I like the way it neatly encapsulates about three “truths” about the way various different ethnic groups perceive each other.

Weather’s nice these days, but the storks left early this year which means that the autumn won’t be especially long or warm, which is a bit of a shame. As if to rub the point in the ice hockey season seems to have already started (albeit only in the pre-season Csiki Sör cup). This may have something to do with the fact that Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc are seemingly playing in the Hungarian league and cup this year as well as the Romanian ones. Not sure how they’re going to fit all that in.

Hasta la vista.

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One Response to “September Song”

  1. Romerican said

    Somehow the joke reminds me of “this one time in Budapest” when I was with a couple ethnic-Hungarian buddies from Cluj. In the wee hours of night, hopelessly lost a mere 3 blocks from our hotel, I pressured them into procuring directions from locals since nem tudok magyarul.

    It was crushing to witness more than one proper Hungarian wrinkle their nose in disgust at encountering a “Transylvanian.” Crushing for the two guys who were caught up in the excitement of being in a land where everything was written in their native tongue. Crushing for me to witness the crestfallen outcome.

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