my Spanish vocabulary and another use for duct tape
I know I’m late on this. We’re in the great sweltering state of Louisiana with dried up pool skin and squinky red eyeballs. It’s awesome. If you want to follow me on twitter, I’ll give you a little bayou tour starting in a few hours.
Now that I’m resting at a computer with wireless internet, I’ll let you in on the thing that made me giggle today.
Uncle Jim is just a party, whose rough exterior has never fooled me. Lately he’s had a few back problems, and apparently he has a little electrical device he attaches there that gives him some pain relief. Today he’s hurting, but he ran out of the medical petroleum jelly and the medical tape he must have to attach the device.
You’ve heard that saying that duct tape is good for everything? Well, today Jim has duct tape on his back; and, instead of petroleum jelly, what else would one use but KY?
Now that I’ve typed this, and I’m realizing that I’m going to have to use “KY” as one of the keywords in my blog’s SEO package, I feel like saying that I love Jesus.
Another funny thing I’ve been thinking about is the word “tortilla.” I’m from the South, and in some ways I really do have my own language. Slowly but surely I’m learning how regular people talk. Let me not sound uneducated here. I’ve picked up a fine education. It’s not that. I just say what I hear, and in some cases I say certain words how I read them, especially if I haven’t heard them spoken.
About a year after Seth and I were married, we were driving through Tulsa, and I got the hankering for some tortilla chips, so when I said, “I’m craving tortilliya chips,” Seth said, “What!?”
I repeated: “I’m craving torteeleah chips!”
He smiled, took a breath, and kindly said, “Amber, why don’t you spell that word for me?”
So I did.” T-O-R-T-I-L-L-A …. Oh. (This is where you should hear my squealy freak-out voice) Oh My Goodness! I’ve taken four years of Spanish, and never once did I realize how wrong I was saying that word!”
Are there any words you’ve said regularly that Low and Behold were just completely ill said?
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