Tell Me I'm Funny....
So the last evening at my host family's place was going swimmingly - we were chatting and watching tv, talking about the future and the definition of ice hockey when we moved to the main room for dinner. The family cat was especially jumpy this evening, and refused to leave the tagine alone, evading every attempt we made to shoo it away. We dropped our guard after a few moments, and that's when the cat swooped in for the kill...landing square on the main dish.
My host family was horrified, and quickly shooed it away and out the door. The following exchange is verbatim:
Mom: Samhiyyi! Samhiyyi bzzef! (I'm so sorry!)
Me: aMUSH? mashi MUSHkil! (ba dum BUM!)
...and nobody laughed.