Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Risks of ELL Texting...

So, Selam has been in the U.S. nearly 3 years and her English has tremendously improved.  But ... occasionally,  I am reminded how easy it is for her to get confused.  Case in point, our texting conversation this afternoon, about her graduation this evening...

Me: Can I do your make up for tonight?

S:  No!!!

Me:  Why not? Never mind, I was just trying to be nice.

S:  That is not nice at all!!!

Me:  Why is it not nice to help you do your make up?

S:  Make up I am sorry.  I thought you meant make out with dad. yes you can do my make up.

Me:  Goof.

S:  I'm sorry that I thought you meant that.

Me:  Its okay. Funny though.  So I can't kiss dad?

S:  Not on my graduation.



  1. Watch out--she does understand "make out." High school and make out--hmmm, brings back memories! Of course, that was 45 years ago which would also gross her out--lol :-)