A conversation overheard in Italy between an Italian woman and an American woman:
American: “What are these?”, looking at the menu, “- crispy potatoes?”.
Italian: “Um, well they are a vegetable that grows in the ground. They are white. Quite like a parsnip, but larger.”
American: “Oh, I know what a potato is but what is a crispy potato?”
Italian: “Well, it is a potato that is crispy.”
American: “I see”.