Friday, May 14, 2010


I was having a conversation with my friend D recently over the phone. D is a former coworker and a friend. She and her family are from Poland and she still carries a fairly thick accent. She also gardens and has a very nice collection of fruit and berry bushes which reseed on a regular basis.

D: I have extra red currant if you like some?

Me: Sure that would be great.

D: And gooseberry?

Me: Yes, that too!

D: Do you need any bramble?

Me: (pause) Did you say 'bramble?'

D: No! Bramble!

Me: (another longer pause) D, I could swear you're saying 'bramble?'

D: (louder) NONONONONO!!! BRAMBLE!!!!

Me: (totally clueless here, people. I'm trying like crazy to figure out what she's saying)

D: (louder still) BRAMBLE!!!!!!

Me: (long pause) OHHHHH!!!! BAMBOO!!!

D: Yah! Bramble!!

Me: D, I'm sorry, but the accent really threw me on this one!

Dead silence. For like 15 seconds. I'm actually kind of worried that I pissed her off. Then:

D: Baaaaaaaahm......BOO!!! Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahm.....BOO!

It was too funny.


YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Hahaha! I must say, luckyly I don't have that problem.

Angie said...

Could you imagine the scene if you friend tried to sell "bramble" outdoor furniture? Ow! Thorns!

Me voici ∞ Here I am said...

::lol:: berry niece.

Emily on the Southern Prairie said...

Ha! This made me smile. :)