Originally Posted by nycindie
YES!! Yes it does!! The more Maca and I talk, the more clear it becomes that we've grown up with TOTALLY different definitions for the "Basic" words we use every day. That would be one of the primary reasons our relationship has been such a freaking roller coaster! We never ACTUALLY knew what the other is saying. We thought we did, but we didn't have the same meanings for the terms and so we weren't actually giving/receiving the message that was being passed.
Good to know it's not just me. I swear, I almost called my MIL and asked what snake oil salesmen sold them a dictionary when my husband was in school. I really wish it hadn't taken me 20 years to figure this out. I knew he had his own little language for phrases and esoteric stuff, but basic words, I feel like I'm teaching English to a non-native speaker.