Yellow Ice Doesn’t Sound Much Better

, , , | Related | February 1, 2018

(My mom is from a Spanish country, and sometimes mixes up English and Spanish accidentally. She goes into a store to buy some ice. The word for ice in Spanish is “hielo,” pronounced “yellow.”)

Mom: “Excuse me, can I get some yellow?”

Clerk: “Yellow what?”

Mom: “Yellow! YEL-LOW.”

Clerk: *wrinkles nose* “Yellow… what?”

Me: *laughing*

Mom: “Why are you laughing?” *realizes* “Oh… ice!”

Me: “She means ice.”

Clerk: *suspiciously gives her some*

(Mom hasn’t lived that one down yet.)

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