alecto - your little bluejay (pollytrance) wrote in thequestionclub,
alecto - your little bluejay
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Have you ever wrongly misinterpreted the meaning of a word, and then used it without checking the meaning, to disastrous results?

Example: Boy hears the term 'jiggaboo' at school and thinks it is synonymous with 'boo' as in significant other. He tells his girlfriend that she is 'his jiggaboo', and she smacks him.

Any that involve language barrier quirks are vaild also, and will you share?
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