I'm sorry, what?  

SunneyOne 45F
2146 posts
3/11/2006 1:40 pm

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3/22/2006 4:17 am

I'm sorry, what?

Apparently, I am in the midst of a language barrier of sorts. People here are having issues understanding me, and I am having issues understanding them. Now, I am a bit confused as to why this particular discrepancy in vernacular is happening as I am originally a Georgia girl with a passable (and thickening) Southern accent. (Perhaps it is because only 3% of the population here could define and/or spell discrepancy or vernacular.)

Anyway...it seems as if I am constantly having to repeat myself or ask for them to repeat. Take for instance the previous post regarding having to spell "Belgium" waffles. At work, I got a phone call and could have sworn the lady said she was calling from Armuchee Hospital about the Engines. I wasn't sure why she'd call a law office about this, but...I relayed the message to my boss.

New Boss: There is no hospital in Armuchee.
Me: Uhm, well, that's what it sounded like she said. Do we represent someone in Armuchee about engines?
New Boss: No.
Me: (well, that's not helpful...phone is beeping on hold...damnit, what could she have said?)
New Boss (after a very long pause): Could she maybe have said the Armuchee High School Indians?
Me: Could have. It wasn't English, but that very well may have been it.

Turns out, it was.

rm_emmie234 53F
608 posts
3/16/2006 5:35 pm

Funny, and frustrating~!
Best of luck with the new job, new town, new place!

youngman1024 36M
1 post
3/17/2006 1:59 am

Funny how that happens. Thats why I'm learning a few new languages.
PS. I'm new so find young_man_red u no messanger with the smily face to find me

CantonOhCouple 61M/61F
553 posts
3/17/2006 5:27 pm

Glad to see you're back, and having fun with family and the new job. Love to hear more about the new career.

Hugs from us ...

rm_anacortes 75M
2850 posts
3/17/2006 10:43 pm


heavensent1123 53F

3/21/2006 1:08 pm

Lmao, been there, done that. Took me 20 years to get rid of my Texas accent and to this day whenever I talk to my dad I swear I need a translator.

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