My sister: “It’s great having a nanny from Colombia because now Tyler is learning to speak Spanish.”
Me: “Yeah I mean that’s cool and all but anyone can learn Spanish– they teach that in school. Thanks to my nanny Nora will learn to speak…
(googles language of Trinidad)
“Trump said ‘bigly.’ That doesn’t even make sense. How can he be president if he doesn’t make sense?” — 4th grader
Kid, I ask myself that every damn day.
I didn’t think this lesson needed to be explicitly taught, but when one of my smartest friends fell into this trap, I knew I must use this public forum to do all the ladies a favor and make this very clear.
(The first 5 texts– the smaller text bubbles– are a screen shot of a starting conversation my friend had with a guy from a dating app, which she sent to me).