I’m sick. I have a runny nose, sore throat and fever. I’ve been sleeping and watching tv and some youtube videos. And I’ve been thinking what to write here today. And I have nothing. Well I have one thought, but it’s kind of silly one and it could be a thing that it’s just funny to me.
I don’t speak English as my native language. If you didn’t know that by now, now you do. Because of that some words doesn’t always open to me like they should. I have to examples: bellybutton and the band called Guns N’ Roses.
I’ve never been any big fan of the Guns N’ Roses. I’ve been born in 1981 so when they had their hit singles I was just in elementary school. Of course I’ve heard those big hit singles like Paradise City, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain and so on. I really like those three songs and if I were born five years earlier I probably would have been big fan of the band.
It took me really long time to truly understand to meaning of the Guns N’ Roses -name. I was over my twenties when I realized that its guns and roses. Really, there’s guns and then there’s roses. And yes, I’ve been learning English since I was 9 years old. When I understand the real meaning of the bands name I got it and it real suits them.
What comes to the word bellybutton, I just always have thought it’s a hilarious word. I have always known the meaning of the word, but the word itself is just funny. I just been wondering who would came with that kind of word. Word has just been looking like a mess to me who doesn’t speak English like a native.
Just the other day I remembered the word. It came to my mind when I saw a ladybug and stared to think my blog. When I think my blog I usually think in English. Probably because I write this in English. So I saw leppäkerttu and just thought it’s a ladybug in English and then I just went on and on and finally got to the word bellybutton which is a naval. And then, just then I realized where the word comes from. It’s so obvious now. So simple that belly, stomach and the naval looks like a button. So simple.
I just love English as a language. There’s so many different words to the same things and there’s a lot more phrases and adjectives as in Finnish. I just hope I could increase my knowledge in English and also develop my vocabulary in the future. Maybe this blog will help me with that too.
Do you have words in your native language or in English (if it’s not you native language) what you think is funny or make you just think some funny moments in your life?
Have great weekend, enjoy your life and loved ones.