Okay, so if the proper grammatical plural form of "sister-in-law" is "sisters-in-law" then what's the proper way to write it in the possessive sense? Do you write "sister's-in-law" or would it be "sister-in-law's"? I'm sure I could look this up on the internet but it's much more fun to roll the question around in my head.
This is the conversation that I was having with myself while drying my hair this morning. I am a fascinating individual, let me tell you. Never a dull moment. However, the whole "conversation" reminded me of a discussion I had with my old Spanish professor a few years ago. So I guess it wasn't time completely wasted. (And hey! My hair is dry.)
My Spanish professor (who completely rocked, by the way) spoke five languages. If I remember correctly, the languages were Russian, Spanish, English, German, and French. (I'm not 100% sure about that French. It might have been something else.) He was born in Russia but his parents immigrated to South America when he was a boy. When I met him he had been living in Germany for about 20 years and was teaching Spanish to American students at the base. It amused me to no end that I had a Russian teaching me Spanish in Germany; probably much more than it should have, in fact.
Where was I going with this? Oh yeah!
I asked him one day what language he used in his thoughts. I was guessing either Russian or Spanish because those are the languages he used in his formative years. Of course, he had been here in Germany for a long time and his wife was German. So...
He looked at me and said, "Well, none of them. I think in pictures."
Turns out, not everyone thinks in words. Who knew?
I haven't been able to find a good link discussing this, but I think that most people must think in words. I'm guessing that people who think in symbols or pictures have a lot more connections going on in their brain matter than do I. (Don't tell Jason that I said that, though. He thinks in symbols. Weirdo.) So my question for you today is: Do you think in words or in pictures? Thoughts (ha ha) about the subject?