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Sunday, January 29, 2017

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When you're learning a language and people just talk louder at you. Typical of well-meaning in-laws


9 comments:

  1. Flag of the Czech Republic.

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  2. Hello !
    I'm really fond of itchy feet comics but i fail to understand the end of today's. Could you explain it to me?
    Thanks in advance!
    Maud

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    1. I believe the joke is that, if you've married someone whose family speaks another language, they tend to use the same method of "teaching" you their language as the robot: say the same thing over and over again, loudly, in the hopes you somehow figure it out just from that. Kinda like when people try yelling at a deaf person to get them to understand. :P

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    2. I don't have any foreign speaking in-laws, but that's my experience with many native speakers: if I don't understand them the first time, they tend to repeat what they said only louder and faster.

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    3. Yeah basically Andrew's got it ;)

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    4. Thanks for the explanations :) I'll be experienced whenever it happens to me !
      Maud

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  3. Mister Cool?
    Career fool?
    Mother in gaol?
    Interpol?

    Do I win?... I'll get my coat.

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    1. I throw you out of the boat ;)

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    2. What boat?

      .....cooler than school

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