Sunday, 4 December 2016

Lost in Translation








Last night was the Mexican themed dinner party.  No sombreros or maracas and some of us were feeling far too delicate for tequilas. Mexican music and food. Sarah cooked enchiladas, one dish with a mild chilli sauce (for Mummy) and one fiery hot. We were joined by the bearded one’s sister, Tor, and her partner Nate.  Nate is Canadian (more lumberjack than mountie) and like Andy wears his hair long and has a beard.

At the end of the meal it was time for games. Karaoke or cards? Cards.  Phew, lucky escape. But no ordinary cards.  Cards Against Humanity – described as “a party game for horrible people.”  One player asks a question from a black card, and the others answer with their funniest white card. It’s the type of game that is only funny when you’ve had a few drinks. All went well until it was Nate’s turn.  A combination of his strong Canadian accent, my deafness and the fact I couldn’t lip read him because of the beard meant that I couldn’t quite catch the question.  Needless to say my answer was hilariously inappropriate but everyone just thought I was being witty.  I gave up in the end and took the dog for a walk.

(The answer card that I gave was “a cute, fuzzy koala, but it has chlamydia”.  I’m sorry, I still don’t know what the question was.)


12 comments:

  1. I think the funnier part is that you wrote "strong Canadian accent". We don't have accents, do we? I do know what you mean about not being able to hear very well, and it can be worse when there is background noise. -Jenn (from Canada, without an accent)

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    1. Everyone has accents, especially foreigners and people from Yorkshire, Norfolk and Wales!!!

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    2. You would not understand a word my Peter says. He has a very broad Norfolk accent. I have no accent of course!

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    3. He must be part of the Norfolk Broads then.

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  2. Probably best you didn't know the question, but I have it on good authority that it was "What does Paul keep in his pocket?"

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    1. Ha-ha, you've played this game before.

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  3. We have that game but I think that card hasn't appeared yet. I expect they'll bring out an extension pack involving Trump and Brexit.

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    1. We were playing with the Australian version.

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  4. I absolutely love this! I am very deaf indeed and even wearing my hearing aids I often stumble over what people say. I love the sound of this game. What is it called and where can I buy a set - it would be lovely for our small New Year's Eve party. Could you let me know please?

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    1. It's called Cards Against Humanity and I think you can get the UK version from Amazon.

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  5. Tor and Nate are unusual names. Why can't they just be Janet and John?...Or even Sue and Paul? Ordinary names are best.

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    1. Victoria and Nathaniel - good biblical names.

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