In the pub a few weeks ago.
The Italian girl says ‘a little bit’ during the conversation. S – who is by the way a big
Inbetweeners fan – wants to show off his linguistic skills (and more…) and gestures with his fingers.
‘Un pochino’, he mouths with a big smile.
The girl is impressed and asks how come he knows that.
With a smug look full of pride he replies: ‘I banged an Italian girl once’.
Fotografiska Gallery, Stockholm. 3 men pack up their production equipment and 2 women carrying their overnight cases help them get all the bags in an elevator. The door closes and in confined space 5 people endure the few seconds of awkward elevator silence.
Scott looks at letters spelt out above the buttons and proclaims ‘It’s a Schindler!’
In sheer comic timing, Nick replies: ‘Yes, Schindler’s lift’.
Blackpool? Southend? Brighton?
Me, on my first week in the UK. Unaware of the nuances and accents of any other nationalities that speak English apart from the cast of X-Files and Friends.
The TV is on in our shared student flat playing
Home and Away. I turn and see the actors heading down to the beach with their surfboards. With a mixture of awe and amazement I say to my flatmate:
‘I didn’t know you had beaches like that in England!’
Conversation in the office:
D. (not the same one as D. from
Funny Note #1) is going on about a talk he had with someone and what a great comeback he came up with. Then to emphasise he says:
‘IN YOUR ASS!’
Pause and then the sudden realisation: No, that’s not the right expression, what is it?
‘IN YOUR FACE!’
J. who has been taught the odd Greek word and expression tries to wish R. (who is Greek) Happy Birthday in her own language.
– Tri-gona Kalan-ta!
(i.e. Jingle Bells)
I think he might need to watch
Ginger Greek to improve a bit.
*The clue as to why this is funny to a non-Greek is in the photo.
Conversation in a cab on the way to Shoreditch:
S: We went to Giuseppe’s before Christmas and it was so good. When we went on Friday, it wasn’t that great.
E: We need to go again soon.
K: D., have you ever been to Giuseppe’s?
D: No, I’ve never kissed a girl with herpes.