Back in High School, while on a class trip to Italy, one of the guys was hitting on a local chick. He was doing well, until he used the word "bello" (instead of "bella"). She slapped him and walked away. Never call an Italian girl handsome.
Last year, I was an exchange student in Germany. My mother called me once when we were sitting outside and eating dinner. My host dad went in to get the phone, and when I came out, he was chatting in English with my mom. "Yes, we're all sitting outside eating mice..."
He meant corn, of course...Mais = corn.
When I was about 16 years old, I was starting to learn English. I went to an English band's concert, and I ended up meeting them. We chatted a lot and I wanted to get their autograph. Instead of saying "can you give me your autograph?", I asked "can I give you my autograph?"
They laughed a lot.
Back in high school French, we had to pair off and interview your partner, then relate their day back to the class in French. A friend of mine interviewed a girl, and promptly reported to the class "She likes to play with her cat".
But used the feminine for cat, which is slang for pussy. Was pretty enjoyable to watch our fairly attractive French teacher start snickering over something like that.
I can't speak French for shit and was browsing this French market when I accidentally stood on a little dog's paw. It barks at me which makes me squeal which makes the lady who's dog it was give me a total 'What the fuck' look. So I'm all flustered and I'm like "Oh pardon."
Then I say "Aww, pardon petit cheval!" to the dog, mixing up my animals completely and quickly hurry off to find my parents. Leaving the French lady to ponder why that girl just said, "forgive me small horse!" to her dog.
Are you concerned that you may be a character trapped in a Tom Waits song? Be smart and learn the warning signs before it's too late. Also, it's too late. It has always been too late.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
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