Tuesday, January 17, 2006

They speak weird here too

I thought I would understand the locals here. Here's a conversation I had with a boy (aged 8 or so) who was cycling past me and stopped to ask me a question.

Boy: Is there a bubba around here?

Me: [looks blank]

Boy: Is there a bubbala around here?

Me: A what?

Boy: A bubla

Me: Huh?

Boy: You know, a bubbler!

Me: A bubble?

Boy: One of those things you drink out of!

Me: Oh! A water fountain! No! Haven't seen any!

Boy: [cycles off, confused as to how I appeared to understand and speak English quite well, except for the word bubbler]