Stranger than fiction...we couldn't possibly make these things up.
It's not called "T-O-E-F-L" but rather "tohfle."
Argh. Dreaded acronyms. We get that type of thing at community college all the time. I constantly say, "Speak up, honey, I can't hear you." Sometimes I ask the students to spell what they want! I say it with a smile, though.
Ha! I've had this too. Guy first said to me "aisle?" I blinked at him, he gestured frantically, and he repeated 'aisle? aisle??" Something amazing happened in the universe, and I realised he meant "IELTS" (International English Language Testing System). He then followed up with the tofu/TOEFL query, and I was just about walking him to the vegetarian cookery section before I realised.
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