This morning I am waiting for the computer shop to call and tell me I can go and get my new machine - I dropped the last one on it's head and when I picked it up it's eyes were crossed and it was gurgling nonsense. In a fit of 'just going for it' I went and bought a new one. The bank promptly suspended my account, they didn't believe I'd ever spend that much money on something, I didn't really believe I'd done it either.
In the mean time here is a post without pictures. It's a nice triptych of little language slip-ups I've collected from around the place.
1. Male, mid 20s, talking about a recent holiday.
"We didn't plan it, just went for it, completely on a quim"
2. Female, 40s, watching a model stride around the market for some cameras.
"It's awful isn't it? She doesn't look good, she looks emancipated"
3. Male, 70 odd, talking to a companion.
"I don't believe you, what a load of puppy-cock"
There are more but I've forgotten them, I'll make sure I write them down when they stroll back through my head. If you have any good ones please let me know in the comments because I bloody love a good mistake. I'd like to make a page on this blog where I can collect them proper in fact: like a dictionary or a museum.