Do You Know the French Word for Red?
After I got our new computer (w/XP – not Vista) I was humming right along installing all the peripherals: scanner, webcam, external hard drive, printer, etc.
I guess when I was installing the printer, I got click happy and set the language to French.
Well, what the hell. It’s just print and there are lots of graphics on the preferences panel to figure out landscape/portrait, text only, glossy paper, etc. Plus, I can bluff my way through written French to figure out simple things.
So I left it.
I told techhy SIL and we had a big laugh. I explained to best half that she just needed to hit print and don’t worry about the French. If she wanted to use glossy paper – set it to glacè.
Best half asked later if I would please fix printer because she wanted to print some photos and the red didn’t print. “Maybe it doesn’t understand french for red” she said.
She was serious. Honest. I know when she is yanking my chain.
And I’m supposed to take her seriously when she says my car with 10000 miles on it is leaking oil.