Any expressions or sayings your ESL significant other or friend says that is cute and funny?
I love when my husband screws up American sayings, Spanish is his first language. I find it very cute (he hates the word cute). He calls the spots on the fawns outside our window “dots.” He continues to say “dumbwit,” even though I have told him multiple times the expression is dimwit, I guess the former makes more sense to him. There are more, but they are not coming to me right now.
My favorite example of this was actually an I Love Lucy episode where Lucy is testing Ricky to see if he will come and save her when she is in trouble. In the scene Fred, Ricky, and Ethel cannot find Lucy and Fred asks, “do you think something really happened to Lucy?” Ricky replies, “I dun’t know, maybe she is screaming tiger?” There is a pause and Fred questions back, “do you mean crying wolf?” My husband and I always use screaming tiger after seeing that when crying wolf would be appropriate.