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 😦 let the crazy train roll dude. Oh, that’s another funny one, my husband loves the word “dude”. Heehee.

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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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 lhsh@sc.rr.com

    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 🙂

  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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