Monday, 8 April 2013

New Girl

Well she's not that new, but she's new to sitting opposite me, and it looks like I am in for a treat.

On the passing of Margaret Thatcher...

Girl: "Was she not very nice?"

Me: "I don't know what she was actually like, but a LOT of people didn't agree with her policies."

Girl: "Thatcher... I can't put a name to a face, so I don't think she was that important."

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Guy: "These grapes are from Chile."

Girl: "Chile?" (She's pronouncing it like Voodoo Chile).

Me: "Chile. You pronounce it with an accent on the 'e'."

Girl: "Is it in Spain?"

Guy: "Well it is Spanish. The Americans pronounce it Chil-Ah, with more of an 'ah' sound."

Girl: "Why do the Americans do that?"

Guy: "Because of the Spanish inflection."

Girl: "So it IS in Spain?"

Me: "It's in South America, but they speak Spanish there."

Girl (rounding on Guy): "Why didn't you say that to begin with?!"

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