Experiences of an American woman who was married to a Serb.

Friday, February 18, 2011

"SO" on the Box in a Serbian Kitchen Does Not Mean "Sugar"

And now that I've made an enormous pot of coffee for all our guests with this SO stuff, not to mention ruining a week's supply of oatmeal, I will creep away from our rental kitchen in Belgrade with my tail between my legs.

Just when you think you're getting the hang of things....

7 comments:

Alexandra said...

HAHAHA! Brilliant, I bet that was a fine tasting round of drinks!!

tinica said...

I've made that mistake in rentals more often than I care to remember. I finally learned to do a taste test before using anything, in or out of a box, that I didn't purchase myself.

Mary L said...

Oh, Rosemary...! My husband and I had a good giggle over that - I can SO see myself doing the same! Erm. No pun intended?

Anonymous said...

Ha! You can just pretend it's an early April Fool's joke. I did that one year to my mom when I was in junior high--switched the salt and the sugar jars. Of course it was the one day that my perpetual-baking mom decided not to cook or bake. You see? It's simply an opportunity to teach Američki April Fool's humor.

Greenray said...

Okay, what does SO stand for. We non-Serbs need to know this in order to understand how badly you screwed up.

Sally Trenchant

Rosemary Bailey Brown said...

SO is salt :-)

Gordo said...

To the layman "SO" would sensibly seem to be the "symbol" for SOdium. Glad I learned my periodic table and its proper symbol "Na".

That said, having cafes regularly mix salt/sugar in their containers, caused me to stop using any sweetener for my coffee.