(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON BEACH) Area sales manager Rick Miller is happy to share his new-found Spanish vocabulary with co-workers, buds from the office disclosed Tuesday.
Miller (photo), who explained that he went to a barbecue Sunday over at his new Mexican-American neighbors’ house, informed early arrivals at yesterday’s quarterly sales meeting that a limon is actually what we call a lime in English, and lemons are limas in Spanish.
“And check this out,” he told Michael Bradbury, Senior Manager of the Eastern Region and Sally Elmont, the new gal from Ventura North. “That really hot little chile pepper, the round orange one, is a ‘habanero,’ not a ‘ha-ban-yero.’ Amazeballs! Also there is no such thing as ‘a tamale.’ It’s one tamal, two tamales, tu sabes?”
Sales and Merchandising Coordinator Dolores Villareal told Miller he was on the right track.
“Keep it up,” she said. “You are a real cool arrow!”