Note #12 US Diaries 2017 

Quarter Vs Quarter.

The other day, while Sherin Thomas and I met after almost two decades, we were at a parking lot to park his car. At the meter, Sherin suddenly exclaimed, ‘Let me go to the shop and get some quarters.’ For a moment I thought – Why does he want to go to shop to get a ‘quarter’?  I mean, who sells ‘quarters’ in shops? 
Silly me didn’t realise that he was talking of a quarter (of a dollar) for paying the parking fee, and not the ‘quarter’ that is commonly used in a different sense in Mumbai. 
English is a phunny language!
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