Sunday, March 23, 2014

Even the frogs don't speak the same here

My friend shared a funny story of language misunderstandings with me:

She was enjoying dinner with a German friend. His English is intermediate, she doesn't speak German, and they were eating in France. She couldn't read the French menu so he offered to order for them. He asked her if she liked some sort of animal. She wasn't sure what the animal was so, trying to be helpful, he said "quack."

Ah! She thought, and said that would be good, as she liked duck meat.

Imagine her surprise when a huge platter of frog legs appeared! In Germany, frogs "quack." Good to know, huh?

Quack Restaraunt's logo is a frog and apparently that's the noise he makes.

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