Conversation I had with our senior minister yesterday:
Senior minister: I’ve been thinking about low turnout in our evening classes. What are we going to do about adultery?
Me: Wha—? Oh! — you mean “adult RE.”
Senior minister: Um, that’s what I said. [Looks at me strangely.]
Me: [explaining that when one pronounces “adult” with a soft “a” sound and the accent on the second syllable, “adult RE” sounds like “ah-DULT-ah-ree.”] So you have to say it: “A-dult”.
Senior minister: [laughing]