Thursday, December 04, 2008

Pot calling the kettle black

Tourist family pointing out various stops on a platform station map: "We could get off at Potomac (pronounced Pot-o-mac) station then walk to the cemetery."

Guy in a suit standing near by corrects the pronunciation.

Tourist lady smiles and says thanks.

Train pulls up.

Tourist lady says to family: "Let's go in this car, that guy's a prick."

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At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Tourist Lady. That guy is a prick.

At 8:13 AM, Blogger Skywalker said...

I love me some touristas

At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Potomac Ave denizen said...

Sometimes the metro drivers call it Pah-TAH-mic (rhymes with atomic) and that makes me think that even though I've lived there for six years, I still don't know how to pronounce it right.

You say "Pah-TAH-mic," I say "Pah-TOH-mic"...


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