This is what happens when my mom communicates with white people and I'm not there to translate. She was talking to my boyfriend at the time, and he was getting quite confused:
Mom: Are you having troubles with russ?
Mom: Russ? Do you notice russ?
Boyfriend: Who's Russ?
Mom: No. RUSS. Are you noticing russ around your wheel well? I'm getting a little russ on my car.
Boyfriend: OH. Yeah I'm getting a little bit of rust on my wheel well too.