Here we go – my family’s most recent “bilingual moments” and funny conversations. (Be sure to share your recent funny conversations in comments!)
Tracy: Police officers in England don’t use firearms and you never hear about mass murders there, do you?
Carlos: What about Jack the Stripper?
Tracy: [picks up a ghost-shaped Halloween cookie] Booooooooo!
Carlos: [picks up a pumpkin-shaped cookie] Booooooo!
Tracy: Um, no.
Tracy: He wants K.D.’s for his birthday.
Tracy: K.D.’s, it’s a type of fancy Nike shoe named after the basketball player Kevin Durant.
Carlos: Kevin Duran? Is he Latino?
Carlos: I have sarpullido.
Tracy: What’s that?
Carlos: That’s how you call rash in El Salvador – sarpullido.
Tracy: Oh, that’s so cute. Sapollido because when a person is rashy they get bumpy like a sapo!
“You’re lucky I’m phone-lingual.”
– My 17 year old son [who owns an iPhone] after I asked him to figure out something on my Android