Language hiccups.

1:26 AM Harts for Africa 0 Comments


I was buying some hens to keep for eggs. (I would like meat chickens but with Gabi and Thomas wanting pets this might not work.) I saw some running up the road about the right age so I found the owner and asked to buy some.

No problem, until I said hens only but no cats. She was confused and got her son. I repeated no cats and then he too was puzzled. Until I crowed like a rooster and said no cats. I meant no roosters but the word for rooster is Galo and the word I said was Gato. A couple of locals will smile every time they see me.