Well she's not that new, but she's new to sitting opposite me, and it looks like I am in for a treat.
On the passing of Margaret Thatcher...
Girl: "Was she not very nice?"
Me: "I don't know what she was actually like, but a LOT of people didn't agree with her policies."
Girl: "Thatcher... I can't put a name to a face, so I don't think she was that important."
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Guy: "These grapes are from Chile."
Girl: "Chile?" (She's pronouncing it like Voodoo Chile).
Me: "Chile. You pronounce it with an accent on the 'e'."
Girl: "Is it in Spain?"
Guy: "Well it is Spanish. The Americans pronounce it Chil-Ah, with more of an 'ah' sound."
Girl: "Why do the Americans do that?"
Guy: "Because of the Spanish inflection."
Girl: "So it IS in Spain?"
Me: "It's in South America, but they speak Spanish there."
Girl (rounding on Guy): "Why didn't you say that to begin with?!"