Once in Montreal, a friend from Spain and I saw a shiny new BMW stop in front of us. A very chic lady got out. She was wearing a fur-coat, super high heels, and carrying a Birkin bag. Her hairstyle was elaborate and expensive, and her jewelry didn't look cheap either.
My friend and I, however, were more impressed by the license plate of her car that said: "FEA 976." "Fea" means "ugly" in Spanish. The poor person had unwittingly become the laughing stock of a city with a huge Spanish-speaking population.
This is one of the many reasons why learning foreign languages is a good idea.