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Monday, February 3, 2014

Mistranslation Monday: Damn Cloth

The German boyfriend and I recently got a panini grill. As usual, I decided to read the directions, while he was already ripping through the packaging and setting it up.

Cleaning the panini grill with a damp cloth

"Before use, wipe the grill with a damp cloth," I read aloud.

"A what cloth?" Marco asked.

"A damp cloth." I repeated

"A damn cloth?!" Marco asked, confused.

Thinking that he was being a smart-ass, however, I just said, "No, a damp cloth."

"A WHAT CLOTH!?"

So I don't know if this misunderstanding was due to my poor pronunciation or his English skills, but long story short, Marco has learned a new word.

And now he enjoys saying, "Gotta clean my grill with a damn cloth!"

1 comment:

  1. You gotta love that English language!! Marco you made my day!!

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