17 Mar 2008

A MANIC FUN MONDAY


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This weeks word : DRINK

When the weather is nice a lot of people like to visit the flea market in Brussels. There is a lot to see and some things which are sold there are really too funny, like false teeth or all kind of frames for glasses. Of course you can also find real antiques.



and usually after a long walk through the stands, everybody looks for a little place on a terrace to have a nice and cool drink.



All kinds of drinks are served here but people mostly drink beer



I had a drink too and when I went to the little place where everybody evacuates his drinks



I found this nice door leading to the women restroom ! (femme = woman)



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Fun Monday this week is hosted by My husband calls me weird. She wants us to write about
"what created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!
OR/AND
2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!"

We don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day and I never heard about green beer either, although I could tell some very ugly beer stories I opted for the first proposition.

We always use to say "I'll kill myself" when one of us wants to change clothes. This remained from one day when we were on holidays at my aunt's in Madison/Wisc. She wanted to take us to Wisconsin Dells to the very beautiful "Indian Show". Our son, 15 at this time, didn't speak english or only a few words and as my aunt didn't speak any french they always spoke german together. But in this language too our son had sometimes a leak of vocabulary. I always remember the scene. He was standing in the middle of the living room barefoot and in shorts and declared : I kill myself now (german word umbringen) we all looked quite dazzled before we realized that he wanted to say : I get changed now (in german umziehen).

From this day on whenever somebody changes clothes in this family he declares "I kill myself"

For those who celebrate St. Patrick's today :



Share a drink with Arthur !

27 comments:

Pamela said...

I'm so glad you posted about the German word that was said incorrectly . I've often wondered if other languages have malapropisms.

Dallas said...

That's a cute story with the I kill myself. I think that phrase is used sometimes in the States when someone thinks they're being funny and are laughing at their own jokes.

Mariposa said...

Hahaha...that happens here...as my local dialect is different from our national language. :D

Cute story...and I'm heading to bed now...and I kill myself first! LOL

For your Manic Monday...ahmmm I've never been to a flea market...have seen it only in movies and photos! Thanks for posting!

Cheerio said...

I like how you call your women's room (where they evacuate themselves). That one is good. You may also have some good beers like chocolates too. Am I correct?

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Great post, Gattina. I love the photos of Brussels, and oddly enough I like that dresser (or whatever it is) at the flea market that looks like a cow, haha.
Happy Manic Monday and St. Patrick's Day!

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Whoof, Gattina. Woofenderful post, and I love the way you have a pickture of yur cat layin' on it's back woof green beer around it. Arf, arf, arf.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh I'll probably remember this all the time now when I change clothes.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Very good...I must rememberthat one!

anthonynorth said...

Excellent story. By the way, loved the pic on the toilet door :-)

Peter said...

Really Gattina, I have no idea why you would expect me t write a post about lying on the floor under a table sloshed out of my brain.... no idea at all!!!!!

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-Ann said...

Great story. I've heard that the word for embarrassed and the word for pregnant are quite similar in Spanish, which makes for some rather embarrassing moments and pregnant pauses. (Sorry, I couldn't resist. :))

TopChamp said...

I love that! It must be confusing sometimes though with all the languages you speak..

Happy MM - love the painting. mm.

Melli said...

LOL! I WANT that COW table!!! hahahaha! (I actually don't anymore - but there was a time when I would have HAD to have it!!!) That restroom door is funny! And so is your "word" story! You always have something!

Sanni said...

I just hope that femme will sit down... *g*

Ivanhoe said...

That was a quite story! Thanks for the laugh. I also liked the ladies restroom door.
Happy MM & St. Pat's Day!

Maribeth said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Gattina! Sorry I have been away for several days. Trying to catch up today!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love the bathroom door. Very cool. Not a beer drinker myself. A nice glass of Champagne will do nicely. Have a great Manic Monday and St. Patrick's Day. :)

nikki said...

Great story!

Thanks for playing this week. I love what you came up with.

Karmyn R said...

ha ha! I suspect any multi-language family has had similar experiences.

Sauntering Soul said...

Hot Brazilian taught himself English and he says some things that have me rolling on the floor laughing.

I love that bathroom door! That's great!

Alison said...

very funny....cute cat picture!!

Heart of Rachel said...

Ha ha! That's an amusing art work for a bathroom door.

We don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day here but I think it's a fun celebration. I wonder what green beer tastes like.

Jettie said...

You are always so informative!! I would like to of visited that flea market!!!

Junebug said...

Well when you know multiple languages surely a mishap will happen. How funny!

Mo said...

If I were at an outdoor market there, I think a beer would be refreshing too!
Thanks for participating in Manic Mondays!
~manic mo

lisa marie said...

What a funny story! And what a bad kitty!