No hablo espanol.

So today I ran to the cafeteria to grab lunch. I go for some standard menu items when I'm there---either a soup, a turkey-cranberry wrap, or a chicken quesadilla.

Today I was in a chicken quesadilla mood. I got in line at the grill and heard the guy in front of me order a quesadiLLa. You know. He pronounced the Ls. I thought that was kindof dumb. First of all, it's not pronounced that way. Second of all, the people he was giving to order to were Hispanic. Didn't he think that maybe they'd like him to at least attempt to say it right?

As I was thinking all these thoughts, my turn came up.

And I ordered a chicken quesadiLLa.

Ohhhh, the shame.

10 comments:

Miss Hass said...

Oh, for shame!

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

Ay, que lastima mi amor........que lastima!

natali said...

i acutally prefer it when people say things phonetically. i try to as much as possible.

Squirrel Boy said...

He at least said "KAY-suh-dill-uh" and not "KWEE-zuh-dill-uh," right?

bedelia said...

My dad does that. I think he loves the letter "L" though since he says things like "chimley" for chimney and "flajita" for fajita. I think he silently chuckles every time he does it, too.

Natalie said...

I had a college roommate who called guacamole 'whack-a-mole,' like the carnival game. She was from Arizona, so you'd think she would know how to speak Mexican food. And my grandma used to call chimichangas "ching-a-changas,' but she was born in 1911, so she had a myriad of excuses.

Kristeee said...

In Salzburg I got the great idea to get some tortillas and attempt making tacos or quesadillas, but had a problem asking the grocery store lady where to find them. I asked for them by name, then explained what they were and I seriously saw the light bulb go off as she exclaimed, much like your lunchline friend, "Oh! TortILLas!" I cringed, but accepted. And boy were those tortiLLas yummy.

AzĂșcar said...

So should we say Fuh-Jai-ta or Fa-Gee-da?

Dynamo360 said...

I can't tell if I should be ashamed or not as I actually called it quits on dating someone (we had BARELY begun) partly because they said the LLs. Maybe I should be ashamed, lol?!

erin said...

Maybe he had recently been watching Napoleon Dynamite.