With Twisted Tongue

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Family, Funny, Love
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I admit that I laugh when my husband confuses himself. He frequently trips over his tongue when trying to make jokes. He has admitted the reason this happens is due to over-thinking what he will say. He also reports that he gives himself pep-talks telling himself not to say the wrong things. This leads him to make these mix ups, especially when one option is potentially insulting. I have lost count of the times he has choked on his own foot. At these times he spits a tornado of apologies and blushes profusely.

A couple nights ago he had a blip though it was not really insulting at all. This one stood out amongst the rest.

We were discussing our beta fish, Marely, and his mad bubble-making skills. Erik was talking about how our Marely became upset when he accidentally popped the “bubble nest” that betas make when they are happy and ready to “nest” while refilling the tank with water.

Erik was getting tired and it showed. He he started his comment with “It makes me funny…”

I cut him off, “It makes you funny, huh?”

“No!” he declared angrily and then began again, “It makes me funny when Marley shows how angry he really is ”

“Do mean that it makes you laugh, or that you find it funny?” I asked, because yes, I am that much of a smart aleck.

He was thrown off. He didn’t even notice that he had even made the mistake the first time; let ALONE the second. The blushing began, and he admitted that he must have crossed them. He cursed the way his mind processes language. I, on the other hand, told him how much I loved him.

“The best part is, Erik, that you corrected me by saying the same thing again! And in the long run, it really DOES make you funny to me,” I giggled.

He grinned profusely.

It reminded me of a crisscross that one of my aunts made growing up. She stated a fabulous combo “crack my butt off“. She must have really been cracking up, and in the end we all were laughing our butts off.


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