Swedes have a well-deserved reputation of speaking very good English, and my particular Swede, by virtue of living with an American, speaks exceptionally good English. But occasionally, Dr. Darling will mispronounce something or turn a phrase around in a way that makes me snort whatever I’m drinking out of my nose.
This conversation occurred while we were doing laundry this morning, and fortunately I wasn’t drinking anything at the time.
Shazz: We need to run the dishwasher today.
Dr. Darling: Why don’t you start it now?
Shazz: Because we have to do the grocery shopping and you don’t like to have the dishwasher running when we’re not in the apartment.
Dr. Darling: Goodness, you’re really whipping the crack this morning.
Shazz: Not really, but I’d love to give it a try to as soon as we get back from the grocery store.