Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for February 11, 2009


Last week, we talked about "spree decor." Just in case you haven't had your fill of common foreign phrases that silly Americans sometimes screw up, here's another one. I'm not sure what's funnier--that the person spelled it "menage a twa" or that she thought it had something to do with...Monopoly! Hahahaha.

I'm thinkin' if you're gonna compare this to a game, it should really be compared to Twister...what do you guys think?

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

12 comments:

Carlos said...

That's funny! Love the guy's answer. Yes, Twister is definitely the right game :-)

random acts of HUH??? said...

Definitely Twister...or if you want to go the outdoor way... Slip 'n Slide ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Carlos: Yes, for once, the person answering the question actually wasn't an idiot! Yay! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Random: Haha--I love it! Great idea! :)

Anonymous said...

It is funny but upon further examination, as a parent to an almost 11 year old girl I can't help but imagine this is a girl about 11-12 years old and all I can think is *thank God* she doesn't know what it is to the point that she can't even figure out how to spell it. Score 1 for innocence.

By the way, I keep forgetting to "sign" my name. I'm April, but I don't wish to link back to my blog so I post Anonymous. I'm the anonymous that left the stupidly long comment about Lost last week. Are you as excited as I am that it's Wednesday? :-)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, April! Yeah, I totally agree with you. Thank goodness for kids keeping their innocence...even if it does result in a hilarious spelling error! ;)

You left a great Lost-related comment last week! And I am SO excited for tonight's episode--Lost has just been dynamite this season!

ChicagoLady said...

I'm all for kids keeping their innocence. Parents that talk about this stuff with their kids around to hear them, don't help.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I wish the poor kid would have asked her parents what that phrase meant. They would, hopefully, have felt very embarrassed once they figured out where she heard that term...and that would serve 'em right!

EVula said...

Bwuhaha, I couldn't stop laughing when I read the "best answer." Too true. :)

However, I have to admit that when I first read the headline, I seriously thought (knowing it was a hump day post) that it said "manage a twat." I did a double-take upon reading it...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

"Manage a twat"...oh, if ONLY it had said that...I probably would have died laughing! :)

JD (The Engine Room) said...

I'm just impressed she managed to spell 'menage' correctly (apart from the accent): not too easy when you don't know what it means and presumably have never heard it before...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Indeed--that is impressive! :)