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monolingualism joke

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 12, 2000, 23:31
> SPEAKING IN TONGUES > > A Swiss guy, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two
Americans >are waiting.
> > "Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he > asks. The two Americans just stare at him. > > He tries again: "Excusez-moi, parlez vous > Francais?" > The two continue to stare. "Parlare Italiano?" No > response. "Hablan ustedes Espanol?" Still nothing. > > The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The > first American turns to the second and says, > "Y'know, > maybe we should learn a foreign language." > > "Why?" says the other. "That guy knew four > languages, > and it didn't do him any good."