One day I came home and asked my mom where my sister was.
My mom replied – she went to the dog house.
Two Thoughts came to my mind:
1. As much as my sister loves dogs, we don’t have a dog since my mom doesn’t want one in the house – so there’s no way that we have a dog house.
2. Maybe my mom’s English improved and she meant the dog house in the slang sense such that my sister did something bad and got “sent to the doghouse” or punished for something.
Turns out that my sister went to volunteer at the dog shelter…
Oh mom….I thought your English has soared to now include slangs!