I was working with a client who was a non-native English speaker, putting together his books, websites, and product descriptions. We sometimes butted heads, and frequently had problems understanding each other.
He had just come back from another country and was trying to describe a photo he had taken. This conversation was a roller-coaster from beginning to end.
Each entry was its own email.
Client: Their hands were all up.
Me: They were waving?
Client: Sorry. It’s not waving. Just like Hitler way.
Client: They raised their hands up.
Me: Like… a Nazi salute?
Client: Not exactly.
Client: Up until their eyes.
Client: You know like military.
Me: So, a regular salute?