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Old 03-12-2011, 04:50 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by lene1949 View Post
When we first came to Australia, I did a lot of work to learn the language... After a while we wanted to buy a house, and I called the bank, and said I wanted to lend some money!

I had looked it up in the Danish/English dictionary, and was quite confident...

The person on the other end sounded like she'd had 3 lemons for lunch...
..........and then to make things even more difficult, we have spelling like:

pour, pore, light, might and a host of other hurdles. I am sure they can be

added to. Then we have accents.....some of which even I cannot understand.

My pet hate; people who speak with a plum in their mouth, or converversely,

those who refuse to properly open their mouths when they speak.

Ain't humans grand?

Cheers
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