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Friday Funny

So a gal who babysits for us wanted a friend to pick her up from my house, and the friend doesn't know where we live. So she asked me to call and give her directions. No problem. The name in the phone is "Rachlel," and I call and start jibberjabbering away in Kreyol, and I'm three turns into the directions…and then I realize this person has a non-native accent in Kreyol. "Wait, do you speak English?"

Yeah, she was an expat. I even knew she'd worked for an expat named Rachel, and I still didn't put it together. Sigh.

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Oh, prepositions…

At the vet with my dog, who developed an infected paw while we were on vacation…the vet says, “I’m going to have to put her down…” and my heart stopped. Then I realized he was still talking, about the cost of anesthesia…hey Doc, that’s “put her under,” not “put her down!” He scared me for a minute there! 

Got any language “oops” moments to share today? 

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