Lucy & Ricky: English Problems

This is one of the most hilarious I Love Lucy episodes where they discuss communication.  It's about how difficult the English language is, especially in comparison to Spanish.  I can relate as I'm a red head married to a Spanish speaking man myself.  Check this out and have a giggle on us! For more Communication FUN, check out Art of!


  • jojosblog

    Hey Ethel! How are ya today? I don’t remember that Dr. Seuss book. I’ll have to look at that one!

    Wendy, I’m glad to hear there is another language like Spanish that is easy to figure out. English can be so frustrating at times. You must have had some incredible experiences there too.

  • Wendy

    When I traveled to Bosnia to help with a small homeschool convention, I wanted to learn some basic words. Imagine how delighted I was to find that it is a perfectly regular language… everything is always pronounced the same way! So, if you know the ONE sound each letter makes, you can spell anything, and pronounce anything… what a joy! I could even sing along with the words to praise music on the overheads! I didn’t always know which word went with which English word, but I could pronounce it just by seeing it. Oh, what joy!

  • Carla

    This is, without a doubt, one of the funniest “I Love Lucy” segments, as well as one of the best (& humorous) ways of pointing out why the English language is so difficult for non-native English speakers to learn. Every language has rules. We make ’em. . . and then we break darn near all of ’em! I have a Dr. Seuss book called, “The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs the Dough,” which is a long poem that shows these little idiosyncrasies in our language.

    This spot is simply fun, though! After all these years, I still love “I Love Lucy!”

  • cindy holman

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  • jojosblog

    Thanks for the RT!

    Kristy, this is more like my discussion with my dh. We’re kind of like Ricky and Lucy. I’ve got red hair (not a Henna Rinse but Loreal!) and my dh was born in a Spanish speaking country too. He is actually a very good speller and has a wonderful command of the English language. Hardly an accent. But we have discussed how simple Spanish is and how difficult it is to speak and write English.

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