more language barrier fun

I spent a deliciously lazy Saturday afternoon on the couch, sipping tea and reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest while The Husband watched Reportages on TF1 (it’s kind of like a docu-feature kind of show).

I was doing an excellent job of blocking out all surround sounds when The Husband spoke and the language barrier fun began…

“This girl, she’s a catcher.”

Barely looking up from my book, “a what?”

“A catcher”

“Huh?” See, I wasn’t really paying attention as I was pretty wrapped up in my book and my tea.

“A catcher” The Husband was getting more annoyed now.

“A catcher?”

“Oui!” With a little huff and puff popping out.

“You mean like in baseball?”

“No, like Hulk Hogan.”

“You mean a wrestler.”

“Yes, she’s a wrestler.”

It’s all very exhausting around here.

(but funny)

bisou

P.S.  According to the ever reliable Wikipedia,  “Catch wrestling is a style of Folk wrestling that was developed and popularised in the late 19th century by the wrestlers of traveling carnivals.” Huh. Interesting. I guess this is what The Husband was talking about.     

29 responses to “more language barrier fun”

  1. Catcher, wrestler – it's all the same. Nice touch with the huffing and puffing.

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  2. I always thought catch was a funny word for wrestling.

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  3. Apparently, 'Catch' is a type of wrestling (I just googled) so The Husband was kinda right. I hate that.

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  4. I hate it when boys are right too!! xx

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  5. OMG i love this soo funny. I have the same fun also sometimes… cute though.xx

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  6. Embrace that language difference… sometimes pleading ignorance is not all bad. Plus, I bet that it is a bit entertaining to watch all that puffing in Husband's response…You are such a mess. At least he was not watching the Vickie-Sickie lingerie fashion show on US TV last night…Bises,Genie

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  7. lol! very cute! and yes! rent The Holiday. It's adorable!! I had trouble picking between that and Love Actually! It's great!

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  8. lol, I totally thought he meant to say “hooker”!

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  9. Too funny! If only I could use language as an excuse to say “huh? what?” to my husband. lol 😉

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  10. Ha ha…can't get enough of these language hiccups – my boyfriend always comes up with something off the wall that has me cracking up for days. At least he'll be fluent in English quite soon – glad I can be of some use 🙂

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  11. Hahaha j'adore ! 😉

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  12. You are fantastic and funny:)I am reading this book now too.

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  13. Wow, I would have been with you and thought he was talking about baseball or maybe talking about a “hot” girl. It would never have crossed my mind that he was talking about wrestling.

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  14. Yea, I have seen one american catch-series in french tv, with awful french dubbing. I don't understand that 😉 both, dubbing and catch. By the way, can I ask that do you work in France? It seems awful to find a job as a foreigner.. damn you pole emploi 😉

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  15. By the way, have you visited the english bookstore in Avignon? I recommed it if not! It's called Shakespeare and located to Rue de la Carreterie. They have old and new books, it's lovely antique bookstore with english speaking owner.

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  16. Please, please, please – RECORD huffing and puffing 🙂 xox

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  17. Hahahah must be so funny, speaking two languagesErna xx

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  18. Bonjour Sara Louise,The language barrier epidsodes can be fun…You have the right idea, just keep laughing!Are you ready for a French Noel? We are having snow flurries in Paris right now. Sorry I have been MIA with my blog visits, I can't figure out where the time flies too.Mimi

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  19. Ha ha ha!! My brain went to soooo many wrong places before you clarified what he was referencing. Omg… Too funny!

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  20. Eh? I'd have been lost too, and I'm a French teacher!! BTW, isn't The girl that kicked the hornet's nest a great book? I loved the whole trilogy!

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  21. ohmyheavens! your language barrier posts bring me such a smile. my time abroad in france definitely put me in your shoes so many times…keep these gems coming! bisou! xo

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  22. Who knew? I hate that too, when I'm wrong and he is right.I don't think I ever replied to your last comment to me — Ha! I love it. I am in NY right now (freaking out just a teensy bit about my new job). I want to dream of being in le petit village! Especially tasting that lavender honey. That sounds to die for good.

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  23. That's so funny!Yes I also hate when husband is right :)Bisou, Babi

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  24. Girl wrestler documentaries? Man, I'm watching the wrong channels.

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  25. Yes, I was thinking of a catcher/pitcher in quite another context altogether, if not baseball!

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  26. haha..at first I thought maybe he meant “she's a real keeper” :)http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  27. Haha! I love these little mistakes. I'm going to have to start writing down my husbands errors – they're so cute. The funniest was when he was telling my mum about some cliffs he'd visited in Scotland but instead of cliffs he said cleavage! His latest word is 'handful' – a mixture of useful and handy. He informed me the other day that he was quite handful around the house to which I replied, yes, you certainly are quite a handful!

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