Monday, January 14, 2008

Recently overheard Evan expressions which would no doubt get him beat up on any New Jersey playground

"I'm having a lovely time."
"Oh, dear."
"I'm a bit worried."
"Can I have a go?"
"I need a proper coat today."
"Certainly not."
"I'm rather tired."
"I say, old chap." (Admittedly, the Backyardigans were the source of this particular gem. But with the British accent? Oh. God.)
"That is not acceptable."
"Oh, dearie me."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

C says all of those things, except the dearie me and proper coat ones, and has managed to survive somewhat intact...

6:50 PM  
Blogger OneTiredEma said...

Miss M also says "This is not 'ceptable!" But not to peers. Only to me. Imitating me.

I wouldn't worry--he'll unlearn the accent and all of it, probably in minutes!

9:14 PM  
Blogger mumof4 said...

But the moms will ohh and ahh at him sounding like Hugh Grant surely?

11:28 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

So funny. As my husband is a Brit, my kids have a lot of those types of sayings, with a little lilt as they spew them. Thankfully, we're in namby-pamby California, not rough-and-tumble Jersey, so they get away with far.

1:12 AM  
Blogger mumof4 said...

We moved from UK to US for a 2 yr contract back in 1996 and we are still here. I think if we were to go back I would appreciate all the things you list (especailly the walking to places) but I would surprise myself how much I would miss from here. I don;t feel British in UK anymore but I also will never feel American here.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My kids say, "That is not acceptable" all of the time -- but it comes from their parents watching The SuperNanny. ;)

I'd likely pay to hear Evan's little "Oh, dearie me" ! Hee.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Don't worry - Liam uses a few of thse expressions, too. I think Evan will be fine :)

1:27 AM  
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