Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Multilingual

A Swiss man, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Texans are waiting.


"Entschuldigen Sie mich, Sie zu tun sprechen Deutsches?" he asks. The two Texans just stare at him.


"Excusez-moi pour vous faire parlent français?" The two continue to stare.


"parli italiano?" No response.


"¿los di usted habla español?" Still nothing.


So he has a final try: "Tatakalamaani bil arabiyya?"


The Swiss man drives off, extremely disgusted.


The first Texan turns to the second and says, "You know Bubba, maybe we should learn a foreign language."


"Why?" says the other. "That guy knew five and it didn't do him any good."


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1 comment:

Dooley said...

It would be a lot cooler if the german sentence was right: "Entschuldigen Sie bitte, sprechen Sie Deutsch?"
I hope the other languages are not so horribly wrong.
Americans indeed don´t speak other languages!
(OK i hope my english is not so bad)
Greetings from Germany!
PS: I Love this site!