So a student called our office today and she spoke unbelievably quick that I thought she was speaking in Spanish. It made sense since my co-worker is Spanish and sometimes we get calls in Spanish. And she answers them.
To my embarrassment, the woman claimed that she was speaking in "French". That was humiliating and offensive for her.
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Me: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. My co-worker's currently busy. If you could call back in a few minutes that would be great.
Student: What are you talking about? I was speaking in French. I don't even know any word in Spanish.