As the resident language expert in our office, colleagues come to me with all sorts of language questions. I’m normally happy to explain pop culture references, slang, and general idiosyncrasies of the English language.
This morning, in search of my first cup of coffee of the day, I walked into a kitchen discussion between several young associates that turned into my language Everest. It wasn’t that I couldn’t answer the question, I was just at a loss at how to carry the explanation out with a straight face.
Thank goodness for Google.
I’m pretty sure that the young guy in question is now regretting that he opened a discussion about ‘tea bagging’ in front of a large group of fellow dudes.
I will really miss moments like these if I have to leave.