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. Retired private investigator and Spanish court interpreter. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, in New Mexico by choice. Lover of things purple. Passionate participant in the Librivox audiobook recording project. We record books that are in the public domain in the U.S. The recordings are then placed in the public domain themselves.
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