When speaking a foreign language obviously mistakes will be made. Sometimes these mistakes are more comical than others. I heard two such examples in one day and knew immediately that I must share them with you good people.
Before I tell them to you, I want to point out how grateful I am that I have met people who are more than willing to talk to me in English.
Okay here´s the first one.
``I need to make sure there are 30 hookers in my classroom´´
Perhaps I should explain a little. In our classrooms there are hooks, not hookers, where students can hang up their backpacks. Funny how changing the ending of the word drastically changes its meaning.
Okay and the second one.
``The river has turkey colored water.´´
This one really amused me. Like a lot. Mind you, he meant to say turquoise. In his defense, the words are incredibly similar.
Anyway, I am sure that I will make many mistakes. I´m sure I already have. However, none of mine have been even remotely as amusing as these two gems. And yes, of course I will share with you my mistakes as I make them.