This time the translation got lost in the other direction: one of my American friends was trying to find beets in the supermarket so she told the guy behind the counter, “Je voudrais des … beets.” Which she thought meant “I would like some beets.” Except “beets” in French (actually “bites” but pronounced the same way) means penis. So there you go. Didn’t know you could find those in the supermarket.

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