Saturday, August 23, 2008

Just Goggle it...

Yes, that's right.
It says "goggle" not "google".
After a very long day at work on Thursday I came home to a lovely meal.
And all of our expats sitting around the table already enjoying.
Lots of talking, telling stories etc.
It's always fun because everyone has had so many unique experiences.
We come from various countries etc.
So as you can imagine sometimes the stories can get pretty funny.
Like the story told by a Dutch plumber.
Telling us about a time he was handing out free GOOGLES to Liberians welders.
At the mention of the word 'googles' many of us smiled.
After the second or third time we were quick to correct him, "it's goggles".
As the conversation continued the word google had been used so many times it even made me have to think about what I was saying.
Needless to say there was much laughter as well.
As the topic changed and we started talking about something else, a question came up.
No one new the answer.
So what to do...
Just GOGGLE it.
From now on we'll be goggling at our house!

1 comment:

Gabriela García Calderón said...

No doubt about it: something funny always comes up when we face language gaps.
In most South American countries we speak Spanish, and even though you can think communication is easier because we share the same language... well, guess again: sometimes it is not that easy. One word means something in Peru, and another thing in Argentina.
Greetings from Peru.

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