How effortlessly we forget the Spanish word for sprouts.
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The owner of the market was cashiering and couldn't remember how to ring things up. He said, "This is my store, but every time I have to work the register it's like groundhog day."
People have really warmed up to this analogy. I hear it a lot anymore.
When we pronounce catholic, we swallow the o like a little communion wafer.
For years I have thought the NPR announcer (all of them) doing the market report was saying “good old oil prices.”
Apparently, they’re saying “crude oil prices.”
How effortlessly we forget the Spanish word for conversation pit.
How effortlessly we forget the Spanish word for unflappable.