From a friend of my daughter:
Foreign titles can be tricky...
Yesterday a patron asked me about a book for her daughter, she said she believed it was a Spanish book, but she didn't know the author. She had the title written down on a piece of paper. What was written was this:
Donkey hota de la Mancha
Now, I took French, not Spanish or I might have gotten it. I also didn't read it aloud, or I might have gotten it. I search Donkey and Donkey hota and no luck. I do a search on de la Mancha, and pull up the correct title:
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Time spent figuring out the title: 45 seconds
Amount of time it amused my coworker and I: at least half an hour
It was just that kind of night, as anyone who has worked a reference desk can attest.