Very like the last installment of "I just realized what I said was really really dumb," my Spanish class today had a little gem of a moment.
We have finally got to my favorite section of learning another language...LA COMIDA!
I just love learning how to say food in other languages becuase I feel like it will be really useful to me.
Anyway, today we were learning how to say apple in Spanish. One of the exercises was, given a description of the food in Spanish, we had to determine the right vocab word.
Anyway, the description in the book was:
"Una fruta roja o verde" (A red or green fruit)
The answer, of course, was "Una manzana" (apple)
This girl, I'm sure before thinking, piped up and said, "So, I didn't know until a year ago that the red and green apples were different types of apples. I always thought that the yellow ones were the least ripe, the green ones were a little riper and the red were ready to eat. I totally didn't ever eat the green ones."
Yeah, and she is a SENIOR!
The whole class just tried to laugh along with her, but I was shocked and it was all I could do to wipe the, "where did you come from" slack-jawwed expression off my face.