I think the first English word that came out of my mouth after I moved to the US was a swear word. People around me looked at me, then at my husband, as if it was his fault that I learned that word.
The second word was “bimbo”. I remembered my mother-in-law saying, “Thank God she is not a bimbo like others.”
Next came a sentence. It was either “It’s not my problem,” or “I don’t recall.”
Learning a language is not just learning the grammar and pronunciation. It comes with learning the culture as well. I have made many mistakes, keep doing so and humbly continue assimilating knowledge.
For The Daily Post’s daily prompt: “Frivolous”