It is probably because my first language is not English that I find myself very often in situations, where I just use words in a way they should not be used and that creates some strange moments and some laughter.
I thought, why not making a reoccurring event out of my stories and hopefully you will join in on them. I know some of yours first language is another than English and I also believe (or hope) that it does also happen to English speaking people…
So every Wednesday I will post a little story about a little mistake I made or one of my little family members made. If you want to join in just write a post about something you experienced and link it back to this page and also tag it with “I Can English Wednesday”
And guess what: If you have a story to tell about another language, just feel free to share it too. In the end it is the same issue, right 😉
Thank you so much for you participation 😉
And here is my story for today:
When we moved from Switzerland to Australia many summers ago, we were able to stay with friends of ours, who moved the year prior from the US. She had found a nice little apartment for us and we were able to stay with them until we were able to move into our apartment.
So on the day we finally got the key, we had already all the IKEA stuff ready to assemble and she was happy to help out. While my husband was in one of the bedrooms assembling a shelf, me and my friend worked on another IKEA shelf in the living room. I was struggling with my little screw driver and so my friend handed me the one she was using when she was done with her part. And it was so much easier with this screw driver. My announcement:
“Oh my god, I could screw all day like this!”…
And for a short moment, both, my husband and my friend could actually hold it together… before bursting into laughter together…
Happy I Can English Wednesday 🙂