Hooked On That Word

| Friendly | January 4, 2016

(My friends don’t speak English as a native language. Friend #1’s accent overpowers her intentions, and Friend #3 is a bit naive about phrases:)

Friend #1: “Hey, [Friend #3] just moved in. We need to get some hookers.”

Friend #2: “Why do you two girls need hookers? And just because I’m a guy doesn’t mean I know where to get them!”

Friend #1: “Hookers. You know, to hook things!”

(Three years later, Friend #3 is going home.)

Friend #3: “Hey, [My Name], can you go out and find [Friend #1] some hookers?”

Me: “That’s not what you want, but I will be back.”

(When I get back:)

Me: “By the way these are command strips, or adhesive hooks. Don’t call them hookers.”

Friend #3: *loudly* “Hey, [My Name] got [Friend #1] some hookers.”

Friend #1: “Really, are they pretty?”

Friend #3: “No, this one is small and white.”

Friend #2: “I don’t even know what to say.”

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