You're my beloved...
something or other !
My sister and I are regular visitors to Turkey and we keep trying to learn the Turkish language...
On one such visit, I met up with a (previously platonic) Turkish man-friend and during my stay, the relationship began to 'progress' romantically. After I returned home we
continued communicating via mobile phone messages -- he sending me passionate recordings in Turkish and me replying (as best I could) -- also in Turkish.
Well, a girl friend of my sister 'overheard' one such recorded message and asked what some of the phrases
meant, like, 'Seni cok seviyorum', 'Seni ozledim', 'Seni opuyorum'. But the one she
liked most was, 'Sen benim herşeyimsin'... 'You are my everything'...
Then, the Summer of '99 saw our usual excursion to Marmaris to visit friends and
generally frighten the locals into submission!
My sister's friend was with us and she decided to try out her newly learned favorite romantic phrase on the "summer love" of her life -- and duly practised all day..."Sen benim herşeyimsin.....Sen benim herşeyimsin..."
In Turkey - Türkiye'de
Tüm diğer müzik fırsatları için tıklayın !
In the evening
we arrived at the bar where she was to meet her man...She looked at him longingly and said in a strong scouse accent..."Sen benim eşeyimsin" !
The whole bar erupted into screams of laughter...and the man of her dreams started braying like a donkey...She was mortified...In dropping her 'aitches', she had converted 'you are my everything' into 'you are my
Eventually, she did see the funny side.
And everyone remains friends --
but she won't speak Turkish anymore!
EB (March '00)