Ramblin' Rangecommander

Me to my flatmate: “I am going to out to the coffee shop to read my book. I’ll see you later.”
Her: “You’re going to read in a coffeeshop?”
Me: “Yeah, I like to drink a latte while I read.”
Her (chuckling now): “You mean you are going to a coffee bar. A coffeeshop is to smoke.”

DSCN2700It didn’t seem to matter how long I was in NL or how many times I was corrected, I still couldn’t get the lingo down that a “coffeeshop” (all one word) was for smoking weed and a “coffee bar” was for actually drinking coffee. It is my own personal pet peeve that whomever deemed the weed dispensaries “coffeeshops” co-opted a perfectly useful word and made it just plain confusing for people like me who are used to going to “coffee shops” to drink lattes. When people would…

View original post 415 more words