This new biweekly column is for all of us who are still struggling with the Spanish language…and for those who just want to enjoy a good laugh! Although I have lived here seven years, I still make many mistakes with words that sound the same but are entirely different or with the same word that has double or triple meanings, some resulting in various degrees of embarrassment.
So here’s mine for this week: PIES (FEET)
I was passing a quaint little shop after I first moved here. The sign said, “Dr. Pies”. How cute thought I…a doctor of pies and I do love pies. So without really looking around me for any pie displays, I smilingly asked the gentleman standing there, “Que sabors son sus pies?” What flavors are your pies? First he looked surprised, then started to laugh as he pointed to his feet. I had asked him what flavor were his feet!! He was a foot doctor!
Send me your bloopers and a little story to go with them. I will even credit you if you wish. Let’s share the fun, have some laughs, and perhaps learn a bit more: firstname.lastname@example.org