Originally Posted by lene1949
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?