Can we have 2 G and T’s please!

We were in Malta recently for my daughter’s wedding, and on one of the evenings before the wedding, a few of us went for an early dinner at a local restaurant in St. Julians called Sardinella.   As it was just after 6 p.m., my friend and I decided it was time to have a little drink before dinner, so when the waitress came over, we decided to have our usual ‘tipple of choice’.   ‘Can we have 2 G and T’s please’, I said and off she went.


Drinks anyone?

Drinks anyone?

We could only laugh when she came back….with two beautiful cups and a matching glass teapot, …..filled with TEA!!  Not quite what we had in mind.

Something got lost in translation, I think, so after that we made sure to ask for ‘Gin and Tonic’ and so we enjoyed the rest of our nights out.

Have you ever had a similar experience?



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ledrakenoir
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 06:25:31

    Yeah not all “nicknames” follows around the world – and sometimes surprises… 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Tieme
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 09:14:59

    Beautiful Malta! Congratulations on the wedding!

    And yeah.. G & T isn’t a global thing I guess 😉

    Happy weekend!



  3. Jean Reinhardt
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 12:52:08

    Oh yes, I had a similar experience, only it was in Ireland and speaking English, no translation necessary. I asked for cod and chips but when I arrived home and opened the bag the fish was missing and there was a tub of curry sauce in its ‘plaice’ (pardon the pun). My Dublin pronunciation of ‘cod an chips’ must have sounded more like ‘curried chips’ to the ears of the Cork individual who took my order. To make matters worse, I was sharing the takeaway with my husband, as the fish and chip portions in that particular establishment are very generous. 😮



  4. duncanr
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 14:47:21

    by a funny coincidence, I posted a comment on another blog yesterday, recounting an incident where my attempt to speak french (with a Scottish accent), when ordering a meal, resulted in an unusual dish being served to me

    check out this post, and my comment on it 😆

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Livonne
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 22:25:14

    that made me laugh, but really, anything would taste good with that view 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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