Be warned , what follows is a rant.
So my MIL is from India and she has been in USA for more than 40 years. She, supposedly has a Masters degree in English. I never liked her, because she has a very strong personality and when she does not get her way, she goes down the path of guilt tripping people ( as you can imagine she uses most of her ammo on her own daughter – my wife). Just to give you some background, my MIL married an thorough bred american. Her kids (including my wife) were born and raised in USA.
so here goes a typical conversation between the MIL and the daughter
MIL: Honey, can you just turn the stove off; I just putted some water in the stove.
Wife : Sure mom
Me: Mom, there is no word called “Putted”, it’s ” Put”
MIL : That’s what I said.
Me : Exasperated look 😦
MIL: Honey, can you get some yogret from the fridge.
Wife: Sure Mom.
Me: It’s yogurt!!! not yogret.
MIL: That’s what I said
Me : Exasperated & pissed off 😦 😦
Me: Mom,can I see your Master’s degree?
MIL: I don’t know what happened to it. I must have lost it.
Me: Why do you keep making up words that don’t exist?
Wife : because…….
Me: If you keep using words like this, the kids are going to start repeating those words.
Wife: I know, when we were young, me and my brother had to take special classes in English at school. 😦 😦 :(`
Irksome is a mild word to describe my MIL. I know this sounds silly and pedantic, but it was the start of a 10 year love hate relationship.
Sorry for ranting… I have always wanted to unload this of my chest.