Tongue Twisted

In the life of every interpreter come a few moments where she commits some terrible faux pas in the courtroom. I had such a moment today.

Judge: Where’s the attorney for this case?
What I meant to say: He’s out in the hall with the prosecutor.
What I actually said: He’s out in the hall with the prostituter.

Fortunately, this was a judge with a sense of humor.

About Verla

Wordfreak. Linguist. WA State licensed P.I. #3377. Principal, Viera Investigations. Spanish-English interpreter. Sole proprietor, Encanto Language Services. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, PacNWer by choice. Jewelry artist, Different Drummer Designs. Owner, world’s most gigantic dachshund. Driver, world’s almost smallest car. Chocoholic. Lover of things purple.
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