Innocent mistake= endless ribbing

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Innocent mistake= endless ribbing

Post by Rombolo » Fri 10 May 2019 06:59

In the course of erecting a huge marquee for a wedding event, we laid out protective covers on the ground beforehand. I kept hearing my fellow workers say...vâche this, vâche that....I couldn't help but innocently enquire if the word for tarpaulin was the same as the friendly beast. Of course, it was bâche....and I was the source of much mirth. :cow:

I thought V and B were difficult enough in Spanish!!

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Re: Innocent mistake= endless ribbing

Post by Kate » Fri 10 May 2019 13:33

:D :D :D :D

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Post by Sus » Mon 13 May 2019 13:56

I asked a friend for a recommendation for where to buy a good "hache" = axe when he replied I understood "vache". I thought it was strange but I am now known to have an axe that also gives milk ;-)

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