Amusing You know you speak English as a foreign language when...

erlendalvestad

Registered Member
#1
...You find yourself weighing the pros and cons of a posh British accent vs. an American one.

...You're explaining how you got into a fight with the words "...and then he beat me off".

...You think a "streetwalker" is a homeless person.


These are from personal experience. Feel free to add your own ;)
 

NtodaL

Registered Member
#2
... when my head's full of Vietnamese and my tongue spits out English sounds.
... when I hear people asking me "Excuse me! What did you say?" and don't know whether my last words are correct or not.
... when I see teacher's comments on my essays "You need some helps, see me!"
... when I see a pretty girl and fuck myself because don't know which words should I use.
... when I'm learning English as my secondary language.
 

CaptainObvious

Son of Liberty
V.I.P.
#3
English is my main language of course, being in America, but Spanish was actually my first language. There are certain words that I rarely ever say in English however, and say them in Spanish. For example, there is a place here that sells really good Mexican fast food, a local place. Kinda like Taco Bell but it's authentic Mexican food. When I buy tacos from there, I like my tortillas a little toasted but I never use the word toasted, I always ask for them to be "un poquito tostada". I just never use the word toasted. I never say there is a hole in the ground, I call it a poso. It's just certain words I just never say in English and always use the Spanish word for them.
 
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