Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mama-speak #5: Shirimp




My youngest sister's favorite dish is sinigang na hipon. Hipon is shrimp in English. But my Mama insists on calling shrimp as shirimp. She can't drop the other "i" from it. Since that's the case, let's say it based on my Mama's pronunciation - shirimp sinigang, shirimp pasta, shirimp paste, shirimp barbeque, shirimp salad, shirimp rolls, and so on.