Saturday, January 29, 2011

On Language Mistakes

A conversation between a Peace Corps Volunteer and their Moroccan host family:

PCV: So, I have this neighbor in my house, running around in my kitchen, eating all my food. And I have tried to catch him so many times and put out drugs to kill him, but he keeps hiding and I can't catch him.

Moroccans: ?

PCV: ... did you guys under... wait, oh no, not neighbor (jeeran). Mouse (feeran). I have a mouse in my house.

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