Having Celiac I am used to asking for sandwiches with no bun at restaurants. Thankfully more and more places are starting to carry gluten free buns, i just wish Olive Garden would come out with gluten free bread sticks!
One day I made a quick stop at a fast food restaurant. I went up to the counter and asked to please have a hamburger with no hamburger. Yes, you heard me right, that’s exactly what I said. I actually wondered why the cashier looked a little confused. I thought it would help if I repeated myself and as I was repeating myself my face may have begun to grow a little warm. I quickly explained what I really wanted, as the cashier smiled. Though who knows what she was thinking in her head.
I know I can’t be alone in getting words mixed up sometimes, so feel free to give me some company and share a time when you may have said something that you did not mean to say!
Or perhaps it wasn’t what you said or wrote that you mixed up, but maybe, like my dear husband, you had the wrong definition for the word.
I will admit that I give my husband a lot of reasons to laugh, but there are the times that he will have a “red moment” as well! This happened a few years ago now but will always stay fresh in my mind! His Mom had sent a recipe home with us for the rolls that she made that he really liked. He was reading the ingredients and noticed that she wrote “a lot of elbow grease”. He asked me where in the store would he pick up “elbow grease”. I kid you not I was on the floor with tears running down my face! The poor guy didn’t know what was wrong with me.
She was referring to the fact that it takes “a lot of elbow grease” to roll out the dough.” A term that dates back to the 17th century. I will say that I heard it a lot from my Mom growing up so I was very familiar with it. There are so many different sayings out there, so I can understand a little, but….it still cracked me up!
Your turn now! When have you confused some words? What things have caused you to be ferhoodled or perhaps put a little color in your cheeks. Remember Laughter is great medicine! Let us all enjoy your “emerald blue” moments! 🙂