Textbook: The hikers were concerned about bringing enough water.
Jesse: Hiker? Like on the internet?
Me: No, that's a hacker.
Textbook: Lisa will be at my Bon Voyage party.
Jesse: What does bon voyage mean?
Me: It's French for have a good trip. We sometimes use phrases from other languages to make our English sound more sophisticated and exotic.
Jesse: Like bazinga?
Me: Yes. Just like that.
Me: Peter, we have a problem.
Me: What was your major in college?
Peter: Business English.
Me: And what do I do for a living now?
Peter: Teach English.
Me: And what was my major in college?
Me: And what is your primary job function?
Peter: Listening to my boss's wife complain about how much money her husband spends on his mistress and her two children.
Me: Yeah, I don't want your job.
Peter: All I have to do is smile and nod.
Me: I do a lot of that too.
By the way, have you ever thought how weird it is that we say on Thursdays in January at 9:00? It's harder to explain than Dick as a nickname for Richard.