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Foreign language boo boos
Minimal pairs in French get me like that some times, like I've probably asked for poison rather than fish a couple of times before, and once made an awful faux pas getting "cou" and "cul", neck and backside, mixed up (the L in "cul" is silent so they're just a slight vowel shift apart)
The one like this that's always waxed about here is that the polish verb for "to look for" is identical to a considerably more unpleasant verb in czech.. poor Poles must innocently make that one a lot. Reply to this
When Francois Hollande appointed Jean-Marc Ayrault prime minister of France last Tuesday, news of the new PM's name rippled through the Arabic-speaking world.
The pronunciation of the prime minister's name, it turns out, "refers to the male sexual organ in several Arabic dialects."
From Jean-Marc Ayrault's Name In Arabic Creates Awkward Situation
One has to wonder why this is such a big deal, when there are so many called Dick and Willy, in the English speaking world. ;)