Friday, February 16, 2018


Living overseas her entire life, Sojo is a native English speaker, but there is a twist in some of her English phrases. Somehow, she has missed out on some of the more random English phrases and idioms, and she gets them mixed up often. This cracks all of us up something fierce. We've taken to writing them down so none of us forget.

But, then it also makes us wonder why a phrase that is so close (but yet so far) makes it sound so ridiculous. Here are some of our favorites from the past few years:

"I have a dog in my throat."

"I'm as fit as a horse."

"It's my way or the skyway!"

"We got off on the wrong toe."

And, our favorite one happened one night when we were talking as a family about how we appreciate that we don't need a lot of material things to be happy. Sojo agreed, "I know. We are such simpletons."

We still crack up about that one.

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