I'm in the US for a wedding and a quick visit home. Quote of the day, or perhaps even of the week:
Me: I live in Africa.
Lady shampooing my hair at the hair-cutting place: Oh really, where in Africa do you live?
LSMHATHCP: Oh, cool. Do you speak, um, African?
Me: I speak Amharic, which is the language where I live.
LSMHATCHP: Oooh. Okay. So how many dialects of African are there?
Me: A lot.