Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Random Funny Things My Kids Say - Part 31

Angus - how do you say "bow" in Korean?

me - I don't know.

Angus - it says leebun. You didn't know that?

Me - What?

Angus - yeah, leebun.

Me looking at the picture of a present with a bow on top - Oh you mean ribbon!

Angus - Yeah the Korean word is leebun.

Me laughing - that's not a Korean word, that's the English word spoken with a Korean accent!

Angus - But it is in my homework! See!

She's right, the korean letters phonetically say leebun.

Angus - And look they have a tv here too! It's Tellavee! Oh I get it! They're cheating!

This is why she thinks speaking broken English with a Korean accent is speaking Korean!!

Hey it is time to do some new linky love!!! I want to update my blogroll with all the new and wonderful people I have met and who have been so awesome to come by and leave comments or just read my blog. I love you all! And I would like to share the love, but I need you guys to tell me it's ok to link to you. So can you drop me a comment and let me know if you would like to get linked up? Muchos gracias!


zeldadg said...

Hi Ello! Link me up at


Tricia Grissom

Rena Jones said...

Hee hee -- so funny! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Lol. Leebun. I'm going to go around saying that now.

JKB said...



Add me, I'll add you too!

Aniket Thakkar said...

I just hope am one among those 'wonderful' people commenting on your blog. :D :D

Gee... I didn't even ask your permission before linking you. Its been there for over a month. Umm... its okay right? :D

PS: This post reminded me so much of this Monica-Phoebe conversation:

Monica: What about friends of your grandmother's? Wouldn't they have the recipe?

Phoebe: Well, you know I may have relatives in France who would know. My grandmother said she got the recipe from her grandmother,
[trying to pronounce her name in French]

Phoebe: Nestlé Toulouse.

Monica: What was her name?

Phoebe: [again trying to pronounce it in French] Nestlé Toulehouse.

Monica: Nestle Toll House?

Phoebe: Oh, you Americans always butcher the French language.

:D :D :D

Whirlochre said...

I don't know a single word of Korean and it occurs to me that I may have been blaspheming inadvertently all my life.

Please tell me 'where the hell are my pyjamas?' and 'I can't get the top off the ketchup' don't contain hidden Korean obscenities.

pacatrue said...

리 분 Is that it? I've just started learning my hangul. I guess those are both loan words then. The one I deal with most is sori. Sorry.

Catherine Vibert said...

Link me, link me! I love reading your blog. You are so funny! And I seem to leave hungry a lot. Your blog is delicious.

Kimbra Kasch said...

Oh I love your kids - that was funny. My kids had some trouble with Danish. I remember being in Denmark and my son trying to say a phrase in Danish. He said, "You have a beautiful cheese."

He meant, "You have a beautiful view."

We were eating dinner at the time-which included cheese so it was pretty funny.

Kelly Polark said...

Your kids are awesome.

Link me, baby, Link me! :0)
I'm at

(Thank you!!)

Jacqui said...

You can link me any time, Ello :)

Reminds me of when I was learning Japanese and it took me a long time to figure out what the heck "ay-ruh co-nuh-dee-shun-in-guh" was...

writtenwyrdd said...

That's sad, if homework consists of bad examples of a foreign language.

But this reminds me of what was called in my girlhood "Spanglish" which is a mix of Spanish (Mexican version) and English (California version). I'd hear cars referred to as "la carra" instead of the proper word (I think it's "automobile" but I forget.) There were other words and phrases, but it was so long ago.

J. L. Krueger said...


As usual, your wee ones are precious.

I have to agree with writtenwyrdd though about bad examples of other languages. (A language is only foreign if you don't speak it.)

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! Too funny!

I'm always happy to be linked up!

Rebecca Knight said...

Your little ones crack me up! :) Thanks for sharing!

And I would love to be linked:

Have a great day!

Kate said...

Haha, that cracks me up :)

Can you please link to me?

Thank you :)

cindy said...

haha! i love that they go to k school!

Cloudia said...

I'd be honored to Linky with you, Ello!

did you know that Japanese for lighter is "raitah?"

Knife = "Knife-u"

Here in Waikiki we just say:
"aloha." so aloha to YOU!!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Your kids crack me up. They'd get along very well with mine--and you're right--they are around the same age!

Vesper said...

Ello, these posts are just wonderful!!! I love them!:-) :-) :-)

laughingwolf said...

lol... so funny, that ;)

as a long time fan, you have me linked... awreddy :O

Chris Eldin said...

But who's the present for?

Mary Witzl said...

It's ree-bon and terebi in Japanese too. I hate this: it makes people think that Japanese is just English spoken with a funny accent.

You can link to me!

Christina Farley said...

This cracks me up. It's like my son saying Mommy, kadja! or look at the cami! (sorry about the bad spelling of the Korean!)

He gets his English and Korean all jumbled.

Colleen_Katana said...

Your kids are the coolest! When I was younger, my dad tried to teach me Hungarian...only he definitely didn't start me young enough. I totally did not take to the bilingual thing easily. You're smart to start them young!

Steve Malley said...

I *love* your posts- RFTMKS always makes me laugh!

Sandra Cormier said...

I already have you linky linked, sweetie! You know where I live, but here it is anyway:

playbazaar said...

Satta king
i love ur post

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