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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Language Switch

When you are departing at the gate, everyone around you seems to speak the language of the departing country. When you land everyone seems to be speaking the language of the arrival country


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13 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I got this one, unfortunately.

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    1. Yeah I think I bungled this one. The idea was simple - that when you are leaving a country, everyone lining up for boarding seems to be speaking that language, and when you land and are waiting for baggage, suddenly everyone seems to be speaking the language of the country you landed in. It's something I've noticed a few times.

      But maybe a bit too obscure or subtle for the comic. Oh well!

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    2. I think it might be clearer if you keep the people looking the same? Maybe?
      It's just a suggestion, I'm afraid I'm no comic expert...

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  2. This is SO true! It doesn't matter where. I remember traveling from Europe to the Middle East years ago - not only would the language seem to change, but also the clothing. One by one, the men would visit the airplane restroom and return to their seats in Arabic / Western clothing, depending on the direction. When we arrived in Europe, everyone was speaking German, French, English. If we were traveling to the Middle East, when the plane landed, everyone seemed to be speaking Arabic or Farsi. Wild.

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  3. Oh no, Italy became water!

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  4. I never would've guessed that they speak French in France and German in Germany.

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    1. well, joke being that none are german or french but suddenly speak both languages as they leave/enter the country

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  5. I took a plane just a few days ago to go from Sweden to Finland. When the plane was departing, the first announcement was made in English and Swedish, when we landed, the "welcome announcement" was in English and Finnish. I was SO confused.

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  6. Are they supposed to be the same people?

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    1. Nope. But a lot of people in Finland speak Swedish. There are, in fact, regions in Finland that speaks Swedish, in addition to Finnish, since way back when Sweden invaded and held Finland. Luckily the lovely Finnish people don't seem to hold a grudge...

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