An old post retreived from the long-dead Office Capers. It’s still funny, I think.
Today I put my techno-greek foot back in my mouth (again! again! again!)
Someone from the next cubicle (SNC): Do you know the iRiver?
Me: The what river?
SNC: Okay, you don’t know it.
Me: I didn’t hear you…what river?
SNC: The iRiver
Me: I don’t know it. What’s that?
SNC: Its like the iPod, an MP3 player
Someone from the other side (SFOS): Who are the makers?
Me: Apple obviously (going by the preceding ‘i’)
SNC: No, it isn’t. Its a me-too.
Me: Hmm…I wonder how come no one has come up with ‘iPea’ as yet.
*Loud laughter while I realise what I’ve said*
Me: What the hell…okay, maybe ‘iPeas’.
Me: Oh shut up! You know what I meant!
SNC: What…HARHARHAR….is wrong with you? KHEE KHEE KHEE…..there would be a problem if you didn’t!!!
Me: *Sulk sulk sulk*
SFOS: *in a serious undertone* That was a foe-grandpa
SFOS: A faux-grand-pas….the grandfather of a faux pas!