When working with people using English as their second language there are plenty of opportunities to giggle at someone’s phrasing (not cruelly I promise!). There are also opportunities to get very confused, as I did today when revising a report. But then sometimes, maybe because the person isn’t as familiar with cliches, the nicest phrasing can happen.
My friend told me in an email today:
“Do you know sometime my baby touch me from inside and I can feel it”.
Doesn’t it send shivers up your spine?! This is the author’s fifth pregnancy so feeling a baby kick is probably not a new sensation, but just by using different words than we hear every day (I can feel the baby kicking) it sounds like magic!