Did you miss the famous British Humor? I guess so.
Today we won’t speak about political affairs. This very day we’ll go to France, and try our best to listen to our correct pronunciation of the wrongly spelled words.
Again and as usual, I’m writing the text under the picture, giving you the definitions of the misspelled phrases and words. Together we try to grasp the main idea, and, as always, we laugh from the comic strips because it’s too funny for words!
- Sew yew are back from France on your bike? Urea now?
- Yes. I mere. I maid it two Done Kirk four the ferry on thyme.
- Tell me – did my Marseilles she thought I was in Seine doing the trip?
- Sew – To join or fasten together by means of a needle and thread;
- Yew – Any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup- shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves;
- Back from – Just as the Terminator says “I’ll be back,” when he returns we’ll know where he arrived from;
- On your bike – Riding on such a vehicle;
- Urea – A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc.;
- Mere – This or that only; distinct from anything else; simple; absolute;
- Maid – An unmarried woman, especially a young one; a virgin; a female servant;
- Done Kirk
Done – Performed; finished; agreed;
Kirk – A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church;
- Ferry – A system of ferriage; boat for crossing a river or the like; place of crossing by boat;
- Thyme – An aromatic plant used in cookery;
– A seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France;
– A thick cotton fabric woven in figures or stripes with an embossed effect, chiefly for bedspreads and other coverings;
- in Seine – a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel;
– A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt;
– A quick, short step; a misstep or false step; mistake; journey or excursion; in machinery, a device that releases.
– Can be used figuratively in a way that is very often used to describe things that are crazy, chaotic, cool, or, esp., figuratively capable of inducing hallucinations.
I hope, with the list of the definitions it’s easier to laugh even for the beginner students, isn’t it?
Could you think about some familiar UK accents that sound alike?
Each accent has its role and rights; nobody is insane, even if this or that pronunciation is so amusing!