My husband, who is not familiar with the standard lingo of American coffee houses, did not know that when ordering a coffee drink you need to tell them “with room for cream”. That way they don’t fill your cup up too high and you can still fit your cream into your cup.
So, I send him off and tell him to order an Americano “with room for cream”. Well, he didn’t hear me too clearly and walked up to the corner coffee house and said, “I would like an Americano with varoom cream.”
Needless to say the order taker had no idea what he was referring to.