Exactly one year ago, almost to the day I was learning about
Chutki, Doraemon and seeing Mamma Mia at least 4 times a day! You guessed my teacher was no other than my grandson Agastya. I had also mastered expressions like: this is my spot
! The preferred toys were cars of all kinds and of course the oko
aka auto rickshaw. My baby could digest a car a day and Nani was there to make it happen much to the displeasure of Mommy! For the past months my darling lives in St Louis and when we talk on skype I have to ask my daughter what he is saying as there are new expressions in his Midwest vocabulary that old Nani does not know.
Last time he kept on saying: To infinity and Beyond
and I was lost as I am not Toy Story savvy and do not know Buzz Light Year. You would not believe me but t I have been by told by my little fellow that when he lands, and that is in 5 sleeps as he says - for the uninitiated after you have slept five nights - he will test me on the names all of Thomas the Engine and his friends and the colour they are. I must confess I know the names but am not yet proficient in the colours. Have 5 sleeps to brush them up and learn up on Buzz whoever he is.
I like the expression to Infinity and Beyond. Somehow it appeals to me. When you google for its meaning this is what you get: There, and anywhere else, it is a hyperbole, i.e. a purposeful statement of excess beyond reason, exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. There is no reasonable meaning to the term. It has amusement value.
I would interpret it in a different manner. Maybe it just means walking the less travelled road, or even the road never travelled!
I like that!
Now back to my homework. I have only 4 sleeps to do it!