Thursday, November 17, 2022

Incomplete Picture (REMASTER)

When you know just enough to get it completely wrong.


  1. I've had many encounters with folks who have almost-but-not-quite-comprehensive grasp of English. I'm talking and they always plaster on this ingratiating smile and sometimes nod. But I've come to recognize this flicker in the eyebrows and eyes that betray their panicky incomprehension. I know I'd be exactly same way trying to live in their homeland.

    1. Heh yep. And they (aka, I) get really good at faking it until the point when you ask a question that requires they have understood what was said until then, and the whole facade slips