DWI = "driving while intoxicated", while DUI = "driving under the influence". I operate bilingually (English & German), but often find myself using Spanish. Yesterday I wanted my translators' class to come up with "pensively", and asked how you would say "to think" in Spanish (pensar). One guy came up with the answer. Most of the kids understood "toxic" as "poisoned" in another sentence, and wanted to translate the phrase as "driving while poisoned"!
Teaching is fun! There's always something you can laugh yourself silly about, but only with other teachers, never in front of students. My husband has become so used to my mistakes that his German has gone to the dogs. We speak German at home, and I've never mastered the German articles. and he seems to hsve adopted my mistakes.