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July 22, 2015

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Jeri Quinzio

Love your Safire story. Sometimes the mistake works. Sometimes, not so much. Wonder what he was served.
Jeri

Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller

Perfetto,Signora Jeri! Thank you for providing another way to enjoy my coffee and ice cream habits.
As to not knowing the language, William Safire wrote a NYT column years ago where he talked about traveling in Spain,not knowing Spanish, but thinking he could get by with his knowledge of French when ordering in a restaurant. Wanting a whole fish, he ordered pescado con tetas. The waiter was puzzled, as was your waiter, because instead of order a fish with its head, he asked for a fish with tits.

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