Monday, January 21, 2008

the things i say....oy

i was reading one of sheebee's posts the other day... and she referred to the Afrikaner clutch plates... no offense taken sheebs! LOL ... and that made me think back to one of my most embarrassing moments....ever...



ok so most you all know that i'm an Afrikaner boere meisie... english is not my first language but in south africa we have eleven official languages, afrikaans being one of them... so we all converse in english quite a lot, with friends and family, at work and so on... so...



i have found that if i want to converse deliciously in my second language that i should firstly think in english ... not so easy... but i manage, if i really struggle, i just switch mid sentence to afrikaans, and my english friends are gracious enough to accept this... anyway... my basic english is fine, just sometimes... the tenses just get so screwed up it's just horrible... beyond belief... ok that's just background...



a few years back i worked for two partners, both english dudes... i was taking a coffee break and the one guy happened to be in the kitchen with me... and of course we did the small talk thing... this guy is a biker and had quite a bad fall on his bike... injured his neck... and during our conversation in the kitchen i thought~ i should ask Dave how his neck is doing... and then it happened... i asked him...



"so Dave... how are your neck?"



mwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahahah........... nooooooooooooooooo.... what was i thinking... fuck that day the earth should have opened right there and then and swallowed me whole... that would have been such a blessing... well i have to give it to Dave, he was a perfect gentleman... he had a little smirk on his face and said... "fine thanks..." yeah right... he probably told that story a million times to friends around the fire... eish...

10 COMMENTS....bite me!:

Bridget said...

Hee hee heee!

Thanks RSA, I had a fucked up start to the day, this is brilliant for a pick me up!

Ruby said...

lol...shame sweetass:)

Making a slip-up every now and again is not so bad....but i have lots and lots of friends who actually speak likes wis hey!
wey can like to be thinking that it are whe right way to talk
*imagine that accent...work with me here*

it's totally embarressing...

kyknoord said...

Don't worry, the Grammar Police only arrest first-language offenders (although I reckon Dave needs to be bitch-slapped for smirking).

Ruby said...

oh goody!!! hear that y'all!!! you are not allowed to be nasty to us if we make a teeny tiny mistake!

Sheena Gates said...

hahahah!

I is laughing at your deliciousness now!

Hee hee. Brilliant post Stef!

sweetass RSA said...

bridge... so glad to help! LOL

ruby... i'm not all that bad... it's like most things in my life, i don't often make mistakes, but when do, you'll notice...

kyk... thanks that's sweet of you! seems you are the gentleman and not smirking Dave!

ruby... thank goodness... *wiping sweat of brow*

sheena... i are so happy i made you laugh...LOL... the things i tell you guys...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

If that’s the worst grammatical error you’ve made, you have nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve made much worse, even while preaching sermons, and my native language is English!

Faerie said...

LMAO
okay seriously... we butcher the ONLY language we speak more than that on a daily basis!!!

but funny nonetheless....

angel said...

mwaaaaaaaahahahahhahaaaaa... he musta thort he had you by the short ang longs! it are kief hey!

Nosjunkie said...

I are liking to be thinking that you are a kief boere poppie

 
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