Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Madahooha?


Me - "My name will be Christine (sly smile, slight snigger, holding in a laugh) Jolly."

Jim - "Is that how it's pronounced in Madagascar?"

Me - (blank look)

Jim - "(makes snigger noise) Is that how Jolly is pronounced? ... (looks to girlfriend) She is the one marrying a guy from Madagascar, right?"

Everyone - (BWAHAHAHA!!!)

6 comments:

Heather said...

Heather [echoes everyone]: Bwahahaha!

And here I thought "Jolly" was the GERMAN pronunciation. How wrong I was... :)

Laura said...

It's a fairly large, inhabited island off the coast of a continent...

So, going by elementary geographical description only, I guess he's not too far off.

ckhnat said...

sure ... and both large continents begin and end with "A"

kat said...

and there's always those rumors of mail going to Tanzania before ending up here. not the first one to get it wrong ;)

Priscilla said...

too funny!

John dekker said...

There's an urban legend in Hobart (as far as one can use the adjective "urban" to describe Hobart) that tells of a container ship from Germany laden with powdered milk for all the starving children in Tasmania...