Sunday, September 27, 2009

Eh? Whatcha say, Sonny?

On Friday I went to a most delightful lunch with blog friends to celebrate suedonym's birthday. While in line to order my food, I was chatting with Geo. I noticed that one of the female servers there was quite pretty--one of those natural beauties who would look great in any situation. I pointed her out to Geo, commenting on how lovely I thought she was. Geo agreed, saying, and I quote:

"Yes, she looks like a star from a foreign film."

I didn't hear the "f" in "foreign," and I didn't hear a bisyllabic word. I heard a monosyllabic word beginning with "p" and rhyming with "corn."

I was understandably shocked, which made me start to laugh. But I lost it completely when Geo said, "I'm trying to think which movie it was."

Geo was confused. Why was I so entertained? Then I said, "Geo! I had no idea you were into [p]--- films!"

"NO, Julie! That's not what I said! I said 'For-eign films,' not [p]--- films!"

Poor Geo. I can be such a tease, and she put up with me so well. I may not ever let her live it down.


Michemily said...

I think she's the one who shouldn't let you ever live it down. Ha ha.

Elizabeth-W said...

I can just see Geo, head cocked to one side, mentally running through her vast collection of foreign films she's viewed, and you thinking it was a vast collection of the other.
Love it!!!
You think you know a gal.....

Dainon said...

I'm glad to know a girl that thinks like a man, and then speaks her mind! Contrast that to the woman who instead grins uncomfortably while thinking to herself, "O.K....too much information!" You would have never have know the truth of it, and wouldn't have something to blog about!

Gerb said...

Now THAT is funny!

sue-donym said...

Suuuure she said Foreign.
How did I miss this?!

Mrs. Organic said...

So which film was it?

Geo said...

My dark secret is out: I'm into foreignography. Embarrassing, yes, but I can't tell you what a relief it is to learn that my true friends will continue to love and not shun me.

BTW, it was Manon of the Spring.

Geo said...


It's the waitress.

Elizabeth-W said...

What a great movie!

Carrot Jello said...

And she seemed like such a sweet gal.
I never would have guessed.

~j. said...

The very idea...

Loralee and the gang... said...

That's funny. I do that all the time. Not mistake "foreign" for "porn", per se, but one word said for another. Sometimes it makes for a sticky situation here, too!

Elizabeth-W said...

Maybe some of ya'll have Utah accents. Maybe 'forn' is how you pronounce the other.
Forn = foreign
I'm not mocking. My daughter, unfortunately, is starting to sound like she might be from Idaho, as evidenced by saying words like "fou-un" and "buh-un" (fountain and button). I cringe every time she does it. I finally figured it out when a lady I know who grew up in Rexburg said the one word. I wrote down the other and told her to say it, and she said it as 'buh-uhn'. :)

~j. said...

Elizabeth-W, did you know that Julie used to live in Lay-unh?(she loves when people say that...)

Sister Pottymouth said...

Michemily: Good one. I should get my mind out of the gutter. :-)

EW: I wish you could have been there. It was awesome. And honestly, Geo doesn't have a Utah accent. I just couldn't hear her very well with the background noise and all.

Dainon: I always aim to please. You aim too, please. (ha ha)

Gerb: It was.

Sue-donym: You were busy ordering your food, or you would have heard it too.

Mrs. O: As I thought about it later, I wondered if it was Manon of the Spring. Lo and behold, Geo has confirmed it.

Geo: You will always be loved and accepted, no matter what your film orientation may be. ;-) And you're right--the waitress totally looks like the girl from Manon of the Spring! That was a good movie. Phil and I watched it on our honeymoon, along with Jean de Florette (or however you spell it). [See? I'm not completely without culture.]

Carrot: Yeah, who'da thunk it?

Loralee: I hate it when I mis-hear things.

~j: Touche, touche. It's true, I used to live in Lay-uhn. And I mispronounce it. (A true native actually puts the 't' in.) I have to concentrate hard to not drop my t's. What can I say? I was born here. (But I do NOT say 'bahrn,' unless referring to an out building that houses farm animals.)

cari said...

Funny! This reminded me of a lady in our Stake Primary Pres. She has a really thick accent and every time she says 'effort' it sounds like she says 'f-word'. Makes me laugh every time.