Less than 5 minutes to closing, a middle-aged patron who was presumably an English-language learner rushed up to the desk. Through labored breaths she managed to frantically say "Please help me, I need to find the meaning of this words!"
I responded with "Sure! What are they?" and began to walk toward the dictionaries.
She cautiously and deliberately pronounced them syllable by syllable: "Huff... Puff... and Brick."