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!