Friday, May 10, 2013
ENGLISH IS A DIFFICULT LANGUAGE..........FOR SOME
A few days ago, prime Minister MOri was given some Basic English conversation training before he visit Washington and meets president Barack Obama.
The Instructor told Mori prime Minister, when you shake hand with President Obama, please says: " how are you" then Mr. Obama should say ; "I'm fine, thankyou, and you ?". now you should say : "me too". Afterwards, we, translator, will do the work for you.
It looks quite simple, but the truth is....
When Mori met Obama, he mistakenly said ; " who are you? " instead of 'how r u'
Mr. Obama was a bit shocked, but still managed to react with humor, :" well, I'm Michelle's husband...ha ha..."
Then Mori replied, "me too....ha ha....'
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room.....