Sunday, June 04, 2006

Foreign Dudes

I dated a couple of foreign guys awhile back. I was thinking about one of them today and realized how much fun it can be to get lost in translation sometimes. For example, this particular fella was watching me as I was setting up my DVD player and the conversation went like this:

Him: Crystal - I luf yer butt rack

Me: My butt rack? Ha! No, it's called a butt crack.

Him: No, it isn't. You know, because you put your bike in a rack. (Karate chops my butt rack) See, the tire goes here.


Blogger The Grunt said...

This is really funny. I was once told by a portugese guy that I had a "little animal" on me. I thought a weasel was after me! It turned out to be tiny bug.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

One man's crack is another man's rack, I always say.

10:52 AM  
Blogger amischwab said...

i can't even believe that his comment would be becoming in any culture. word-choice aside, what a ridiculous thing to say! (though i am sure you have a nice crack, don't get me wrong)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jege (Jen) said...

Ah, the language barrier.

I had a good friend & roommate in grad school who was from germany, and he kept saying stuff like:

"You better are!!" (as in "you'd better believe it!")

"Can I borrow your hand-shoes?" (gloves, apparently)

"that is a stupid ass-shit idea" (SHIT-ass, man!! SHIT-ASS!!!)

"do you have an overhang today?" (hangover)

And he could never quite get the "she's in the bathroom, may I take a message?" thing right. He would say something like "she is sitting on top of the toilet", which made for interesting visuals.

3:28 PM  

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