Skip To The Climax

, | Learning | December 5, 2013

(My high school band director knows me pretty well, and knows that I take German as a foreign language. In one class, he hands me some sheet music from a German piece. The German word “Vorspiel” is at the top.)

Band Director: “[My Name], you take German, don’t you? What does ‘Vorspiel’ mean?”

(Before totally thinking it through, I translate it literally and announce to him and my classmates at the top of my voice.)

Me: “It means ‘foreplay!'”

Band Director: “Uh…”

Me: *mortified* “I mean… uh… ‘OVERTURE’! It means ‘overture’!”

Class: *laughs hysterically*

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