Juan Born Every Minute

| Learning | April 15, 2014

(My students are translating a skit that uses ‘Juan Pablo’ (the Spanish equivalent of ‘John Doe’) as a character. Just for fun, I ask:)

Me: “Can anyone tell me the fake name the police give an unidentified person? Like on CSI?”

Overenthusiastic Student: “John Doe!”

Me: “Good! Now, for bonus points, can anyone take a guess what they call an unidentified person in Spanish?”

(The same student’s hand shoots up so fast, he almost falls out of his seat. I think he’s put two and two together.)

Overenthusiastic Student: “Jesús Cristo!”

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