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IN Lifestyle ON 19 Nov, 2016
Have you ever heard the word 'Bilingual'? Yes, you are correct, any person who can fluently speak two languages is known as bilingual.
Well, 26% of American adults speak another language apart from English. Did you know that?
Being bilingual is so much fun because many people tend to talk behind your back assuming that you won't understand and when you give them a perfect reply, the expressions on their faces are priceless.
Given below are nine funny stories of bilinguals and their perfect replies.
Once a Mexican guy said, "I was once called by my boss because there were some Mexican guys outside yelling and waving their arms and pointing at each other. He was scared that they were going to start a brawl and asked me to tell them to leave. It turns out they were just friends arguing over whose wife made the best pozole."
An Indian American once quoted, "I was once on a train. This grandmother and her grandson were sitting across from me. She said to the child, 'Look at these Americans. They don't brush their teeth.' I think she was trying to scare him. I started commenting on the weather and the view. She was shocked!"
A girl once said, "I heard two guys on the bus favourably commenting on my legs. Also once heard some guys debating about whether not to mug me. I ran and yelled, 'Not today arseholes!' in Spanish."
A waitress once said, "A German couple came and ordered something. I saw the wife whispering to the husband, but I couldn't hear what she was saying. As they ordered, I recognised their accent, so I switched to German. As soon as I did that, the wife grabbed her husband's arm and walked in a hurry. I have no idea what she was whispering, but apparently, I wasn't supposed to understand it."
A couple once narrated a hilarious story. They said, "We were once sitting in a cafe in Wales speaking in Welsh. A woman on the other table said in a southern English accent, "Bloody foreigners who speak our language in our country!" The wife slowly turned and informed her that she could give her some Welsh lessons while she was in Wales so she can make some efforts to speak OUR language."
A school girl said, ''A friend of mine was on a school trip to Poland. There she started talking to her friends about a stranger next to her. They went on for 5-10 minutes, and the teacher came up to her and said, 'Would you say those things if he understood what are you talking about?' She said NO, then the stranger turned around and said," REALLY?'' in Norwegian.
An American once said, ''I'm a White American, born and raised in the U.S. I am also Mormon. So like most Mormon boys, at 19, I went on a mission and was called to the Philippines. One day on my mission, my companion and I headed to the grocery store and passed a park where 70 men were playing chess. So, my friend and I started watching those matches. A guy taps me on the shoulder and in a broken English asked, 'Do you want to play?' So, I said sure and started playing with him."
A young girl once said, "I was in a cab once, and the driver on the phone was speaking to his friend in French. He started talking about me and my appearance. I did felt insulted, but then I continued giving him directions in English. When we were near to the destination, I said in perfect French, "Thanks, and say 'HEY' to your friend for me.''
A very funny incident took place with a man who knew very little French. He said, "Once a girl called me a pig in French. She was shocked when I made a pig nose gesture back at her."