So my cousin-in-law (H.) (My cousin (R.'s) husband) is home on weekends. He's South African, so English is not his first language. That being said, his English is REALLY good, and he's been communicating almost entirely in English for years now.
He does have a few little hiccups every now and then..words that he just doesn't know, or words that he THINKS he knows, and we're like 'uhh..no...that does NOT mean what you think it means..but thanks for using it incorrectly..because I can't get off the floor I'm laughing so hard'
He of course knows that we tease and joke.
Sometimes though - he just gives us too much to work with.
Take for instance last night - we decided that it was time to give The Babe his first bathtime in the real bathtub, instead of his baby bathtub. He's still really little though, so we thought one of us would get in our bathing suit and get in there with him.
Clearly I was photographer, my cousin was washer of The Babe and that left my cousin-in-law to be the one in the bathtub. Sucka.
So we kind of decided this, and then sprung it on him that yeah, he was getting in the bathtub, so he'd better find his bathing suit, because we (Erm. ME.) didn't want a show of any sorts.
So R. is getting the water ready.
I'm getting The Babe neked.
And H. is supposed to be getting his swim suit on.
A few minutes later, he hasn't appeared.
We call out to him, asking him what's taking so long..
He's getting a little bit flustered by this point, as we're telling him that The Babe is NAKED and going to pee all over everything and everyone and he'd better hurry up before the water gets cold.
He then calls back that he has no idea where his BIRTHDAY SUIT is, he just can't find it.
And we BURST out laughing.
He then proceeded to wonder why we couldn't breathe because we were laughing so hard.
FYI H. - A Birthday suit is much different than a bathing suit.
No matter WHAT language you're speaking.
Note to self: Make sure H. understands EXACTLY what you mean BEFORE The Babes bathtime or you may end up with some seriously scandalous bathtime pics.
And a whole lotta 'splainin' to do.