For some context, both of my parents are Mexican and although they both speak English very well, my dad sounds a bit like Gloria from Modern Family, so when we’re with him, my siblings (26M,22F and 15M) and I only speak Spanish. My elder brother got married to his wife (28F) two years ago, none of my siblings or I really like her because she believes she’s the smartest girl in the whole world and is always, always correcting us on some sh*t. Mrs Smarty Pants only knows one language, so when she’s dining with us my parents speak English.
Yesterday my mom made a bomb a** dinner and invited my brother, his wife and my sister to come and eat with us, my brother and I were talking about Pangea and as soon as she came trough the door she ”corrected us” on the pronunciation (even tho we said it in Spanish and not English) we just rolled our eyes and said nothing because we didn’t want to spoil dinner, my parents said hi, she said some more bi**hy comments and we all sat to eat.
We’re not a quiet family, we can all talk together or we can do it in groups, since my SIL was there, we were all doing it in English and my younger brother and I were talking to my dad about a movie where the guy escaped on a boat and my dad was saying boat as ”bought”, my bro and I didn’t care because it was pretty obvious given the context, but she said ”it’s not bought, it’s boat”, my innocent dad tried to say ”boat” but again, he did it with the bought sound and she said ”No, boat, not bought, boat‘, my dad was obviously embarrassed, but he tried it again, she just sighed and said ”BOAT, it’s-” but I cut her off and said ”You’re being a bi**h. He can’t say it, so what? he’s not talking to you anyway”, both my brother and my mom looked at me, but my SIL said ”I was just helping” but I said ‘No, you’re being rude, how many languages do you speak to be correcting someone?”, my dad took my hand and smiled, but things got awkward and they left, my brother is demanding I apologize because I was an AH, my dad doesn’t think I should do it and my mom is not sure, so I don’t am I A Jerk ?
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