We once went out to dinner with Jason's parents and decided on an Irish pub. Jason brought a round of drinks over while we waited for our table and we were about to cheers when Jason decided to teach his mom the common Irish toast - Sláinte. (Pronounced something like slon-cha, for the record.)
Now, keep in mind that a few factors are coming into play here:
1. The pub is kind of loud
2. Jason's mom has a long and colorful history of mispronunciation
3. Jason's mom has a wonderful Boston accent
(The last one isn't really a factor, per say...it just makes the story a little funnier.)
Jason: Hey Ma, in Ireland, they say "Sláinte" when they cheers.
Jason's mom: Huh? Say it again?
Jason's mom: Cilantro?
Jason: Sláinte. Slon-cha.
Jason' mom: Are you saying cilantro, like in my salsa?
Jason: No, sláinte. Like slon, then cha.
Jason's mom: Cilantro!
Now, get back to the regularly scheduled blog reading and montage yourself into a stupor!