Our nephew was getting married to a doctor’s daughter. At the wedding reception, the father of the bride stood to read his toast, which he had scribbled on a piece of scrap paper.
Several times during his speech, he halted, overcome with what I assumed was a moment of deep emotion.
But after a particularly long pause, he explained, “I’m sorry. I can’t seem to make out what I’ve written down.” Looking out into the audience, he asked, “Is there a pharmacist in the house?”
- bride – noiva
- daughter – filha
- deep emotion – emoção profunda
- get married – casar
- halt – parar
- Is there a pharmacist in the house? – Tem algum farmacêutico aqui?
- make out – entender, distinguir
- nephew – sobrinho
- overcome – tomado (por uma emoção)
- read his toast – ler o brinde, brindar
- scrap paper – pedaço de papel
- scribble – rabiscar
- speech – discurso
- wedding reception – festa de casamento