Recently, my husband was in a meeting at work with an American Big Boss who despite having spent considerable time in France as an ex-pat, wasn't altogether comfortable working in French. My husband happily agreed to make his presentation in English. He never misses an opportunity to show off his fluent and American slang-laden English, which he perfected over the eight years he lived in the States.
"No problem," he offered casually.
"It's easy for him," his direct boss added, "His wife is American."
Outed! My husband thought. So much for impressing anyone.
The Big Boss looked at him oddly.
"So you married an American, huh?" he asked, then paused and added cryptically, "Now why on Earth would you do that?"