The other day, he was telling me about the elections going on in his hometown. Some records had been 'destroyed', and he was crying foul. He feared election corruption by one of the political parties.
Him: Can a fire be started with electricity malfunction?
Him: One of the states in India just had a fire and lost all their electronic records. I think it was started on purpose, but they'll just claim it was a shocksocute.
Me: Electric shock?
Him: No, shocksocute.
Me: Shocksocute? It was pretty?
Him: No! What is word for not long?
Him: Yes! It was a shortsocute.
Me: Little AND pretty?
Him: Like the store. Socute City.
Me: ...?....OH! Circuit City?
Him: Yes! They will say the fire was started by a shocksocute.
Me: Short circuits will do that.
Him: But, I know that is not what event happened. The story will be a pure crap.
Me: Hold on, I need to clean up this coffee dripping out my nose...
Tell me about a funny communications gap you've experienced. Do it now.