Sangria

I use an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking patients at the clinic, and sangria is one word that I hear regularly. It's usually buried in a long descriptive passage by the patient, and while I'm waiting for the English version, I think of a chilled red wine beverage with brandy and floating citrus slices.

Finally, I asked the translator why the word kept cropping up. Turns out sangria means bleeding, and my pleasant reveries are completely at odds with the experiences the patients are recounting. I think I may even have been smiling while someone described a hemorrhage.