https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moonbeam451761

Can you clean my backside today please????

Quick explanation - I'm a window cleaner and clean for quite a few people, whose first language is not always English.

Well, I clean the front windows for a certain lady and every now and again, when she asks me, I'll clean the back windows too.

The only problem is, every time she asks me, she always asks, "can you clean my backside today please"? I've got used to it now, but I certainly raised an eyebrow when she asked me the first time.

If only she knew .........

September 2, 2019

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy799906

Correct her, please. She will be grateful.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

Yes, tell her - it will only give her a little embarrassment, compared to a lot if she continues saying it. That's the kindest thing to do.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshorst

Maybe she knows.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanFC

hahaha that was better than the story

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucilleAtTheBall

Why am I laughing so hard at this

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuoDinga

I've done worse for less.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdBaker9

OR, she is not making a mistake and is waiting for you to catch on. Just kidding!

Is Spanish her native language? Ask her how she would say it in spanish. Oh, you mean "English translation"...

Or "you want me to clean the windows in the back?" A couple very subtle ways to correct her without embarrassment.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Or you could tell her how to improve her backside. Surfing term.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy_Blue_Eyes

Thanks for the laugh!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

APRILBROWN4

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dioxip

do you charge this as - extra services?

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel356333

That is hilarious

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelvin401862

LOL, we all make these kind of mistakes.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

Mort de rire...

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jezzie612

lol!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FC_Barcelona_EGB

Haha!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DezaraeMar

lolz

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AIMEEJONES350909

lol thats so funny

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TylerMuell10

There was a small taverna in Greece I once saw. Its front was drab and ugly, but its hidden rear terrace had a wonderful view of the sea. Inevitably, someone had erected a sign outside its frontage, Come and see the beautiful spot on the backside. I suspect the owners were well aware of the double meaning

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaneOdin

Too bad that you chose to entertain people without opting to educate others ... hope people are nicer to you when you make a laughable mistake using a foreign language ... Next time she asks, it would be nice if you would correct her ...

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nakamura-55

One of my dad's exes was like this... she couldn't pronounce or say certain words right and the way she said the words made them sound like cuss words so we used to laugh at her a lot. She was an Argentinian immigrant.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Old_School_Brain

Well that was not kind of you guys :/

September 3, 2019
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