The Funny Side of Language Difficulties

Sitting in the car waiting for our boss to sort out the bill at the lodge we had been staying in.

She comes back to the vehicle and leans in asking “Can I have the order?” (purchase order).

This was the cause of much hilarity from all concerned and cries of “which one”.

Apparently in English order means “order” whereas in Otjiwambo order means “penis”.


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