The recent sale of my Nikon FE2, which I had initially purchased at a pawn shop in Sydney, reminded me of a funny story with my wife and that occurred just after we were married. Pawn shops have always been a great source of camera finds for me and I've always spent time there to try to find a bargain.
In Australian English however, 'pawn' and 'porn' are pronounced exactly the same way - unlike in North American English, which for my new Canadian wife and I, led to a rather funny moment.
Me: "I'm just going down to the local pawn shop for a while."
S: "Uh....why are you going there?"
Me: "Just to see if I can find anything interesting."
S: "What exactly are you looking for?"
Me: "Not sure yet. Whatever might look interesting."
S: "Are you sure you don't want me to come."
Me: "No, it's fine. I don't think you'll be interested in that stuff."
S: "No, no; I think I want to come."
Me: "Really, I know you won't be interested."
By this time she was quite agitated, and eventually I realised she was thinking something completely different than looking for old cameras!