Posted on November 3, 2008 by yankeebean
ME: “I’ll have the mozarella tomato and ‘bay-zil’, please”
British person: “Don’t you mean ‘baah-zil’?” *insert grin previously mentioned by pacificyorkshire*
Then I bit my tounge to stop myself from saying,
“You know, believe it or not, I’m fully capable of saying what I mean. I mean ‘bay-zil’ because I have SAID ‘bay-zil’ for the past 26 years and it’s always resulted in me getting the correct herb in my sandwiches and salads. You know the saying ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do?’, well, I’m NOT Roman… I’m NOT English… I’m AMERICAN and I will freakin’ pronounce my words exactly how I decide to.”
This whole mind-rant takes place in about .02 seconds in my brain.
And, yes, it does happen every time someone says “don’t you mean baah-zil”.