Tuesday 1 June 2004

when accents go wrong

Before I forget, I must note this amusing tidbit from this weekend. Jack, Heather, and wee Rebecca came over for a visit on Saturday. For those of you who do not know these lovely friends of ours, Jack and Heather are from New Zealand. Okay? Right.

So Heather says to us, "We almost had six the other night" (referring to hours of sleep). Kiwis have more vowel issues than Canadians, and the word "six" sounds an awful lot like "sex" to the non-Kiwi ear. Paul and I then tried to understand how one can "almost" have sex and what sort of expressions/words should we use in response?

Hey, they're new parents. It made sense at the time.

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