Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Good Moron

Which I guess is better than being a bad moron, right?

It's crazy the little things that get you about not really understanding the language around you.  I'm trying to learn, and I am picking up little things, like how to ask for coffee or say 'excuse me' (even though I'm about the only person in Stockholm that uses the second one, they don't seem to consider knocking into somebody something worthy of acknowledgment).  Problem is, if I manage to ask for the coffee semi correctly, the person comes to the conclusion that I speak some Swedish and asks if I want cream or tells me how much it is in Swedish and I'm like "... what now?"  But anyway, baby steps.

What's funny though, is that there's some words that sound like English but mean something totally different.  Or even just a little bit different, enough to be a little bit funny.  Like, the word "lång" means tall.  But if a certain personal trainer tells me that he's really long, I'm not the only one to blush and get the giggles, right... ?  Or if someone yells 'stop' which is "sluta", certain American gals with very high morals might get a a little offended!

Or, 'good morning' is "god morgon" (uhh, yeah, you don't need to know who said good morning to me... right?) but sounds like "good moron", which, like I said, is better than a bad moron...


BB13 said...

I'm soooo happy for you. I don't even know you but I'm so happy for you. Maybe because you had such a dick as an ex-husband I'm happy you're making baby steps. In every direction ;)

Anonymous said...

Going on record as saying I hope you were in a position for Erik to say, "Good morgon" to you... This is my first comment on your blog.

OhioGirl said...

:-) :-) :-)

A lady never tells... !

But thank you!

Anonymous said...

Try SFI. Högskolaspåret. You'll learn more.