Originally Posted by Aedilred
I think my favourite is from Spanish: if you're embarrassed, the word you're looking for is not "embarasada".
That's one of my favorites as well. The verb embarasar means "to impregnate," as my high school Spanish class learned when, during someone's presentation about her summer vacation, she tried
to say that she'd accidentally bumped into (literally, they were both jogging) a male teacher over the summer and the experience "embarrassed" her.
Our teacher's response was something along the lines of "I don't see how; it should have taken more than just one bump!"