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‘Real Housewives’ Dictionary: Watch the Franchise’s Biggest Stars Mangle Everyday Words!

Where’s Google Translate when you need it? Shakespeare might have been praised for adding a few of his own terms to the English lexicon, but it’s unlikely that history will look quite as favorably on the Real Housewives stars’ use of words and phrases that don’t quite sound familiar.

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In the above supercut produced by Us Weekly Video, the Bravo franchise’s ladies prove that coming up with conversation on the fly without a dictionary nearby is not without its potential missteps.

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“They shoulda just nipped it in the butt — whatever,” The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice tells Dina Manzo in one scene. Manzo helpfully corrects her by chiming in with “bud.”

In another clip, The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Ramona Singer tells Sonja Morgan about a seemingly unusual marital practice.

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“The party’s marriage was solma-nized by a clergyman or minister,” Singer reads from a printout, with Morgan wondering if she in fact means “sodomized.” Luckily, the word in question was actually “solemnized.”

Teresa Giudice
Teresa Giudice

A memorable moment in the video shows RHONY‘s Luann de Lesseps lamenting that her costars are extra critical of her love life.

“Do I look into who she’s ‘stoop-ing’? I don’t do that,” the Countess says to Dorinda Medley. Medley questions the word “stoop-ing,” with the pair finally realizing that de Lesseps was looking for “schtupping.” Details, details.

Melissa Gorga is always one to count on for atypical recitations of common idioms, including a rather disgusting rendition of the saying, “It’s no use crying over spilled milk.”

Check out the hilarious video above for more creative diction from such Real Housewives as Lisa Rinna and Porsha Williams.

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