A colleague is taking English classes in CALI (Congo American Language Institute). When a rather funny, animated lady came to pay us a visit, the colleague said "she's a real number!".
I giggled at the expression and remembered fondly my days as an English teacher. My favorite students were those that would remember all the idioms and try to use them in the next class. But, "She's a real number!", isn't that a bit 1950s?
Another colleague said "Goodness gracious!" today, I swear.
It's those little things...