A green chili has come to my mouth

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Lun-14, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Lun-14

    Lun-14 Banned

    Hindi
    Hi,

    Suppose you're in a restaurant, having dinner and busy talking with your partner at the same time. You have a curry in front of you, full of spices and green chilies immersed in it. You take a piece of bread, after dipping it into curry, you take it in your mouth. After having given the first bite to that piece, you suddenly speak: (as you are busy in conversation, you don't have the idea that you are taking a green chili into your mouth.)

    Oops! A green chili has come to my mouth - it burned my mouth.

    Is the bold what you would say? If not, what would you express this feeling?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Wow – I just bit into a chili! (We know it burned your mouth – it's a chili.) :)
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    A green chili has come to my mouth :cross:

    "Aaaah! I've got a green chili. It's really hot."
     
  4. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    London
    British English
    Assuming you are capable of speech with your mouth full of green chili, you can say "Ooops! I've got a mouthful of green chili!"
    (I think 'Ooops' would be too 'mild' an exclamation, for the situation!);)
     
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  5. Lun-14

    Lun-14 Banned

    Hindi
    Thanks. Can I say:
    My tongue has bit into/touched a chili . . .
     
  6. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Your tongue doesn't bite anything – your teeth do the biting. Your tongue does the suffering.

    All of these explanations are unnecessary – we all share the experience of biting into a hot chili.
     
  7. You little ripper! Senior Member

    Australia
    Australian English
    Since it's bad manners to speak with your mouth full, you would suffer the pain in silence until you'd swallowed and then scream, Bloody hell! I just got a green chilly!
     
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  8. Lun-14

    Lun-14 Banned

    Hindi
    YLr, if I had a green chili in my mouth, I would spit it out first, then I would speak. Can you tell me what would you say after spitting it out?
     
  9. You little ripper! Senior Member

    Australia
    Australian English
    I hope that's done in a discreet manner, Lun. :D I would say (what I said in my edited post), Bloody hell! I just got a green chilly!
     
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  10. Lun-14

    Lun-14 Banned

    Hindi
    Oops! Sorry, Ylr, I didn't read that part of your comment in a hurry. How stupid I am! :(
     
  11. Truffula

    Truffula Senior Member

    English - USA
    So, this is the kind of curry that has whole chilis in it that you aren't meant to eat, right? Not the kind that has chopped roasted chilis that you are meant to eat. Just making sure I have the right context; I usually eat the latter kind, but this statement would be entirely different in that case, I think.

    I would say (after removing the chili from my mouth into a napkin as discreetly as is commensurate with speed) "Sorry, accidentally ate a chili." The apology is for the rudeness of spitting food out.
     
  12. You little ripper! Senior Member

    Australia
    Australian English
    It's probably my fault, Lun. I originally posted what I would say in the same situation, but it was something quite different to your sentence. I then edited it and wrote what is now there. :oops::)
     

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