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    I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Hello friends,
    Suppose that I am talking to my girl friend through the cellphone sitting in my room.
    But suddenly my mom enters to my home. I want to tell my girl friend that I have a person in my room bothering
    me (my mom) and I will call you later. But I can't find the word.
    I mean I can't find this word: a person who bothers or disturbs you while you are doing something.
    Is it ok to use the word "nuisance" to refer it to my mom?
    Look at my self made example:

    Me: Honey, long time no see. I really miss you....
    My girl friend: I miss you too Alex.....
    (Suddenly my mom enters to my room and cleans my room)
    Me: Honey, I will call you later.
    My girl friend: Why? Anything wrong?
    Me: (whispering) Honey, I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.
    My girl friend: Who's that?
    Me: It's my mom.
    My girl friend: Hahaha,(laughing) ok. Bye for now.

    Thank you
    Last edited by sb70012; 03-Nov-2013 at 21:50.

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    #2

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Suppose that I am talking to my girl friend through the cellphone sitting in my room.
    That makes it sound as if the cellphone is sitting in your room.

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    #3

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That makes it sound as if the cellphone is sitting in your room.
    Hahaha,
    It was my grammatical mistake. I mean talking to my girl friend with my cell phone while sitting in my room.

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    #4

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hahaha,
    It was my grammatical mistake. I mean talking to my girl friend girlfriend with on my cell phone while sitting in my room.
    With my corrections in red, I think we now have what you meant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Sorry, but this dialog is the strangest thing I've ever read
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Sorry, but this dialog is the strangest thing I've ever read
    You've clearly lived a very sheltered life.

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    #7

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Sorry, but this dialog is the strangest thing I've ever read
    Really? What part is the most strangest? Haven't you ever experienced the situation mentioned?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You've clearly lived a very sheltered life.

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    #8

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Anyway - to return to your original question: I don't think your mother would very much like to be called a "nuisance". Perhaps you could refer to her presence as a "distraction"?
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #9

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello friends,
    Suppose that I am talking to my girl friend through the cellphone sitting in my room.
    But suddenly my mom enters to my home. I want to tell my girl friend that I have a person in my room bothering
    me (my mom) and I will call you later. But I can't find the word.
    I mean I can't find this word: a person who bothers or disturbs you while you are doing something.
    Is it ok to use the word "nuisance" to refer it to my mom?
    Look at my self made example:

    Me: Honey, long time no see. I really miss you....
    My girl friend: I miss you too Alex.....
    (Suddenly my mom enters to my room and cleans my room)
    Me: Honey, I will call you later.
    My girl friend: Why? Anything wrong?
    Me: (whispering) Honey, I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.
    My girl friend: Who's that?
    Me: It's my mom.
    My girl friend: Hahaha,(laughing) ok. Bye for now.

    Thank you
    I don't think you need to call your mom anything. Why not just say, "My mom came to clean my room"?

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    #10

    Re: I have a nuisance (my mom) in my room.

    By the time I had girlfriends, my mother was not cleaning my room.

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