Saturday, September 10, 2005
Taken to the Washing Wachine
Just when I thought I was finally competant enough in Spanish to not make incredibly stupid mistakes I pulled another doosy last night. I played basketball and another player consistently beat me all game. So I figured I would teach the guy a little american slang. So I told him that he "took me to the cleaners". The word for cleaners in Spanish is lavandería, I mistakenly said lavadora, which means washing machine. So in effect I told him that he "Took me to the washing machine". I explained to him that it is slang in English for beating me all night.