One of the fun things about being married to someone who's first language is not English, is enlightening them on some of our little sayings.
Awhile back my youngest daughter had gotten sick, as in throwing up sick. As my husband and I were fussing over her in the bathroom, I taught my husband the alternative phrase of "tossing your cookies". At that my daughter perked up and said, "I wanna a cookie". So I reminded her that no, she had just tossed them.
We all had a good chuckle about that one, minus my then 3 year old daughter, who still wanted a cookie.
My sister has been bugging me about sharing some of the aquarium stories I've told her, also good for a laugh. My husband's hobby/obsession is his saltwater aquarium, and honestly, I never imagined how entertaining it could be.
Once I walked in and said to my husband, "Oh look the shrimp is bugging your anemone."
My husband jumped up muttering, "Why that *#@ . . ." grabbed a stick, and poked him off of the anemone.
Surprised, I asked him what the problem was and he told me he had just fed the anemone, and the shrimp was plucking the food out! Another thing about anemone's is that, however much they look like a plant, they are an animal, and they are supposed to have a good relationship with clown fish (Nemo anyone!). However, our anemone, did NOT like our clown fish snuggling up to him, so he picked up and moved to a corner where he would not be bothered.
The most recent discovery was the crab with a hole in his shell. My husband found that he was poking an eye up through the hole like a periscope to watch what was going on.
Who knew under the surface all that was going on!