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Lost in Translation

Further to Chilvalry is in Germany:

Later on in a sportswear shop (I am really getting into this biking thing here and I needed something bright to keep the chill out and the cars aware).  A lovely young man assisted me with a bright pink sports jacket.

Me trying on jacket:  “Das ist kuhl, Ja?”

Him: lots of laughter “O CooOOl, yes” – I have since found out that Kuh is of course German for cow and as an Aussie I regularly swallow the last syllable of most things I say!

I felt I got my own back slightly when as I was leaving he said:

Him: “Would be great to see you again if you are ever In The Hood”

Me: Laughter 

American TV has a lot to answer for.