Over the past year, I’ve become a big fan of Reddit. If you’ve never been, I would recommend checking it out… But be forewarned, it’s been known to suck people in much like a black hole, and before you know it, hours have gone by.
That’s been the case for me in the recent past, but I at least found some stuff I want to share while I was stuck in my Reddit Black Hole.
Ever had a conversation with someone whose first language is not English? Unless they’ve been speaking it for years, chances are they’ll use some weird expressions. For example, one Redditor posted about how he had a Russian friend who would say “That is what she told me,” instead of “That’s what she said.”
All of the following posts originally came from the photo at the top of this post. The user who posted it said his Russian wife was trying to ask him for a tape measure.
This gallery inspired another one from the same comment thread. The corresponding Reddit post has a great top comment, from u/jaybone: “I have a Polish friend who couldn’t remember what a rooster was called. He called it the wake-up chicken.”
Here’s what was inside the album.
That album was originally posted about 6 months ago. More recently (a couple days ago), someone posted a gallery of things along the same line, but titled it Everyday Things Renamed By A Stoner. Here’s what was inside:
Do you have any funner alternate names or mistranslations for things? Please post ’em in the comments!