dimanche 22 mars 2009

Cursing Nuns

Note: This blog post contains the F-word so if you dont want to see the f-word continue elsewhere

Have I mentioned my lovely and enthusiastic group of nuns that I teach english to? Of course I have. English class is going well and they are almost fluent . . . well not fluent so much as . . . well, lovely and enthusaistic. One day we were playing the game 20 questions to practice vocabulary etc. The object chosen by the Nun in question was "fork." Well, this was all fine and good until the end when the nuns started to practice the word "fork" and hit a little too close to the word "fuck." Well, we can't just have Nuns going around saying "fuck" and i certainly can't be responsible for this transgression. So, to make a point of it - i told the nuns to be careful.
"Sisters! Be very careful. When you are pronouncing the word "fork" it sounds very like another word in english that is very bad."
Of course this small tidbit peaked their curiosity and bade me explain further; afterall ignorance never helped anyone and i found it more than amusing to explain the word "fuck" to a group of nuns. I'm sick. I know.
"Well, the word means to have sex but in a not very nice way. And it is the strongest word in the english language. I do not know of a stronger word and if i were to say this word in front of my mother she would smack me for saying it" (totally not true but it gets the point made).
"Ooooh . . . no this is not good." Good. The nuns have understaood the gravity of such a pronunciation mistake. "Say the word for us again so we will be sure not to confuse the two."
So i repeat, "Fuck."
And . . . God forgive me . . . all the Nuns repeat in unison and with boistrous clarity "FUCK!"
Noooooo!!!!!! All the Nuns just said fuck!!!!!!
"No no!! My sisters do not repeat this word! God will strike me down." Now we are all laughing and some of them keep saying "fuck" just to watch the shame play across my face. Eventually we have the two words separated out and they can say "fork" without dropping the "r".

That's one wild bunch of Nuns.

9 commentaires:

everyday cat a dit…

Becca, I love reading your blog and this post was the best breakfast read ever! I will be giggling all day whenever I see a fork.
~Catherine Boone~

Jill a dit…

I love this story.

Jill a dit…

Oh, fork! Comment of the month! Nice.

Kelsey a dit…

Ha! That's hilarious.

Jackie & Mark a dit…

sister Deb would be so proud...

Molly a dit…

yeah...

H3 a dit…

Lord, Becca, I miss you! Is it sick that I'm jealous that I didn't get the chance to teach the nuns to swear?? Btw, also great pix - yay, Aminrata in the marche and the baby in a seau! XOXO

Sarah a dit…

Becca, all I have to say is TIA.
love you

Jessica a dit…

Wow... How hilarious! I am so excited for you to have had the chance to cuss out nuns AND see wart hogs. You are on quite the adventure, my boo. I LOVE YOU!

 
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