by gradinski chai
Wed Aug 17th, 2005 at 04:58:58 PM EST
Some light and fun evening reading from the diaries ~ whataboutbob
One of the challenges of being in a European environment is the language barrier. Whether we live, work, or travel in Europe, we inevitably face the joy (or for people like me the terror) of trying to communicate across these linguistic divides.
Anyone learning a new language inevitably makes mistakes...that's how we learn. We language learners, however, also provide another valuable social function by providing endless amusement for native speakers as we slog our way through their language.
Having read the funny posts by PeWi, Caldonia, and MarekNYC, I thought we might take up a collection of the funniest or most embarrassing mistakes that we have made while trying to learn another language. Who knows, maybe we can publish a book out of it, make millions, and help pay for this site? :)
So, what's your funniest or most embarrasing language faux pas?