Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Work-Related Humor

This may only be funny to other people who work in EFL, but I just cracked up over reading a message from a Brazilian to a Japanese.

He signed off with "Rugs." I had to think about it a minute, then remembered that Portuguese-speakers pronounce "R"s as "H"s.

Hugs.

Oh. Okay. Sweet, huh?

Then I thought about how the Japanese transpose the "R" and "L" sounds and I imagined her reading it as "Lugs."


It's a miracle that anyone ever understands each other.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I ruv you, Analah!

Rugs,

Salah

Alannah said...

I knew you'd appreciate that, Salah.