Murmurs

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7 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    I can’t think of a superlative equal to the job of describing this story, and my delight in reading it. Thank you for telling it!

  2. Maria says:

    Last year, we had a Japanese family stay with us in the Summer. This was because they had been a host family to Bing when she had traveled to Japan. The difference was that Bing had the advantage of a translator when she was in Japan. We did not, when they visited us. We thought we were all set with a nifty translation app. This proved to be a true comedy of errors. Nothing came out right. When he tried to ask if he could lend us a hand with the gardening, it came out CAN I REMOVE MY LEG FOR YOUR PLEASURE. We ended up experts in sign language. A learning experience. I am SO glad that you wrote about Turkey again! I love hearing all about this experience. I do wonder what drew you there, though?

  3. Leigh Ann says:

    I went from tears or sorrow for poor Murat to tears of laughter. I can’t imagine being somewhere where I know not a lick of the language, but what an adventure. (PANTIES.)

  4. kmkat says:

    Sistah! I hate “panties”, too. Underpants for me.

  5. Friko says:

    Very funny. Whenever I’ve been stuck somewhere where I didn’t know the language I learned a bit of it fast.
    Google translation services are pant(ie)s.

    Is it possible that Murat invited all of you? In spite of my suspicious nature when it comes to Turkish and Greek men it seems a bit unrealistic that he should ask you for a secret assignation in the company of your kids.

    Mind you, my daughter and I were on a Greek island once and the waiter asked me to accompany him to a wedding. When I said thank you very much and I’ll bring my daughter, who was 12 at the time, he withdrew the invitation.

    • Jocelyn says:

      We did learn a good bit of language fast, too; it’s definitely the way to get along in a new place.

      Also:

      “Is it possible that Murat invited all of you? In spite of my suspicious nature when it comes to Turkish and Greek men it seems a bit unrealistic that he should ask you for a secret assignation in the company of your kids.”

      Yes, that is what I concluded, after reflecting on the situation: he was interested in language lessons, not my panties.

  6. Poor guy – I’d bet he’d have been appalled if he knew what you initially thought h was asking.

    I also loathe the word panties. Won’t say it aloud, actually. I go with underwear, underpants, underthings, or undies.

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