Mar 18, 2008

Die Kunst Des Verhörens

A friend once remarked that the French speak French, and in what a French kind of way they do that! I guess he'd say something similiar about the English, as would most Austrians. Consequently, the art of mishearing foreign words is widely practiced, and not constrained to song lyrics. (Know what Austrians mean when they speak of golden-red rivers ? Think "woof".)
So today I was asking a girl at the newsstand whether they have the Economist. She didn't know, tried to ask her coworker and, well, you can can guess the rest...I had to pretend to fall into a coughing fit and thanked them with wave.

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