I’m a cave man

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I really have enjoyed finding other bloggers here, reading their posts, getting to know them, following them in a completely non-stalker way. Mostly.

I’m having some trouble right now. There is a blogger who was kind enough to follow me, and after checking out his blog I also followed him. He had a sense of humor and I enjoyed his most recent post.

That, I think, was his only post in English. So now, I get all these posts of his to see…. with photos that really captivate my attention… and titles that promise to have me laughing along with the story….. but I can’t understand any of it. And why are the titles in English, raising my expectations each time I see a new blog posted…. that THIS time I will be able to read it…. only to be disappointed.

What’s a tutti????

Tempted to use Google translator, one paragraph at a time. Or learn Italian. Not sure it’s Italian though.

But… I still “like” his posts. Because I just KNOW I would really like them, if I could just read them. Not his fault that I’m a cave man with only one language in my repertoire.

Hey…. if you ever read this… you know who you are. I really. REALLY want to know what you are saying.

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reading between the lines

 

The phrase: I have a few more patients to see, and then I’ll be home.

My meaning: I have three patients to see. I will be home in an hour. We can do something when I get home.

Husbands meaning: I have at least 12 patients to see, don’t expect to see me until midnight. Don’t expect to socialize ever again as a couple.

 

The phrase: Do you want tea?

My meaning: do you want tea?

Husbands meaning: Can you make tea for me, and you can also have some if you want, but mostly I just want you to make me some tea because it is really hard to fill that thing up with water and press the button…. and then getting sugar and tea bags! Forget about it. I can wait you out on this.

 

The phrase: It was fine.

My meaning: It was fine, not super good or bad.

Husbands meaning: I hated it. Never again. But I’m too polite to say that, so you will be confused and possibly angry if you try to get me to do this again because I will find a way to avoid it.

hmmmm, how many of us need interpreters in our homes?