Bad to the bone

Recently, I’ve noticed what a terrible influence I have been on my husband. I have subtly turned him into a Canadian or actually, I replica of me! Let me explain.

I have a potty mouth and I use a plethora of weird expressions that have just become part of who I am. I slip the F*bomb when I’m frustrated, pissed off, or annoyed, so in short, I curse a lot!

The other day I heard my husband say the word “pop” for a soda. “Pop” is a Canadian thing and when I heard him use this term I had to giggle. He is surrounded by Americans on the ship and yet my single influence on him has seeped into his everyday vocabulary.

But it gets funnier in a “oh my, what have I done?” Kinda way too. I have this expression which is similar to “are you kidding me?” This is one of my favourites, but sometimes I will also say something like “are you smoking crack?” So, you can just imagine our conversations. I said something ridiculous to my husband the other day just to tease him and his immediate response was “are you smoking crack?” I know this may not sound funny to you, but my husband is not a typical Italian. He is a reserved guy, who never said the F*bomb before he met me. Oh, I really do feel terrible for corrupting him…not really.

My dad was probably hoping that my mild-mannered husband would have a calming effect on his daughter instead. All I have to say about that is “driving a car in Italy would even turn Mother Teresa into a potty mouthed sailor”. But for the record, today I served coffee in antique china cups and actually posted a photo on Facebook referring to it as a party! Oh, how a case of Molson’s Canadian beer would have defined that moment 20 years ago.

I think that’s about where my influence stops though. My husband still cannot figure out the differences between Robert Plant, Roger Daltry, or Ozzy Osbourne šŸ˜¦ let the crazy train roll dude. Oh, that’s another funny one, my husband loves the word “dude”. Heehee.

About lmarmstrong66

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3 Responses to Bad to the bone

  1. Lin Hunnicutt says:

    Your husband is just cool and the fact that he puts up with you is amazement in and of itself. Lin and Major

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understandings. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  2. Sue Andrews says:

    Well done Leah! This made me chuckle šŸ™‚

  3. Leigh says:

    eeyaaa, I’ve said something along the line of ‘you really need to learn your English expressions from someone other than me’…

    Now i have Crazy Train as an ear-worm!

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