Thursday, June 4, 2009

Today I was told the best way to learn a language is to take a LOVER . So I asked my Hubby if I could do that, you know to learn the language, assimilate better in Germany. It's not that I want to by all means it's just part of language training, kinda like a tutor! He said Nein!

Today when having my German lesson we were covering colors and she ask me what color my coffee cup was. I said Burgundy, I don't even know if I walk around saying that color or why I said it. My coffee cup is really Maroon but I couldn't recall the color. She was like what is this Burgundy I don't know this color, all excited like she learned something new. Writing it down she wanted to know was this English , American or Oxford? All I could think was it's Crayola 64 pack I think.

See why taking a LOVER is a better learning tool!

24 comments:

Pink Martini said...

A girls's got to do what a girl's got to do. Love how you were willing to embrace your new culture. ;) Great post! Has your tutor never heard of the Burgundy region in France?

K said...

Very funny.

I would think a new lover would be too distracting to use many words.

Good luck with your language lessons.

Rachel said...

Makes perfect sense to me. Am now bookmarking this blog page so I can show my husband just in case I ever decide to learn Italian. ;)

Somer Love said...

Crayola is the key to life! Everything you need to know about life is in that 64 pack :)

Mom on the Run said...

I've always heard that "pillow talk" is the only way to learn a language!

Ann said...

Sorry to hear your husband is being so unreasonable when you are just trying to learn a new language! I bet you could find a great "teacher" at your gym!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Very funny!!

bernthis said...

I'm learning to speak spanish now. I would love to have a spanish guy in my life talk about killing two birds with one stone

Deidra said...

So that's why I can only speak one language!

kks said...

i'm with you Rachel!

Joyce said...

Oh Kathy I can always count on coming here getting a laugh. xoxo

WhisperingWriter said...

So funny.

I learned so many colors from crayola.

Shady Lady said...

Well, of course you're right! It makes perfect sense. Once he thinks about it I'm sure your husband will jump right on board. ;P

Pink Martini said...

You must be getting up when I'm getting ready to turn in. :) Hope you have a nice weekend. Although I've already left a comment I have to say your post has made me think about taking up Italian. Hmmmm. ;)

bevchen said...

I've just realised I have no idea what the colour burgundy would be called in German. Or maroon for that matter!

preppyplayer said...

Call me today, I will be driving to Maryland noon to 4pm. Let's catch up :)

Debra said...

Ohhhh...and I would love to learn Italian! I don't think the mista would appreciate that either. Good luck with the classes. You do make me laugh!

Kwana said...

Love it. You've cracked me up today. Thanks.

Ronda said...

That is so funny! You make me smile. Have a great weekend, and practice!
XOXO

Comedy Goddess said...

They don't drink Burgundy wine in Germany? Try calling it Bourgogne maybe.

Fifi Flowers said...

HILARIOUS!!!! A box of crayolas is how we know our colours!
Ooooh la la a German lover.. hmmmmm... LOL!!!
Bon week-end mon amie!
Fifi

♥ Braja said...

Yeah, they don't ask stupid questions...

Or they shouldn't. Otherwise you can scrap them and get another one.

Y'know.

OK, so we've covered that?
? :)

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lytha said...

i asked my man what burgundy is in german and he doesn't have any idea.

how can they not have a name for a color? wth!

worse, when you are talking to gardeners, and they describe their perfectly purple flowers as blue, and their pink flowers as purple. huh!?

~lytha