Archive for the ‘Language barrier’ Category

Are They Applying Lip Gloss Over There?

20-ish European guy: So, do you like Angela*?
20-ish Asian guy: We’re pretty good friends, yeah. But what do you mean ‘like’ her?
20-ish European guy: You know — like-like her.
20-ish Asian guy: Oh, no, no, no, no, no! We’re just really good friends. I never really thought of her that way. Why? Do you like-like her?
20-ish European guy: I dunno. I think I like-like her, but I thought you like-liked her. [They walk away, still talking.]Woman: Is it just me or did those foreign guys sound like 12-year-old American girls, but, y’know, with funny accents?

Charity pancake breakfast
Hope, Alaska

Overheard by: I’d say closer to 10

You Mean, Like, Jersey Shore?

Marine with no game to clearly uninterested sales clerk: And we marines say “semper fi” to each other, do you know what that means?
Sales girl: Yeah, it…
Marine, interrupting: It means “always faithful.” It’s like Russian or some shit… No. Maybe Italian… Yeah, it’s Italian.

Mall
Birmingham, Alabama

Leave It to the Ivy Leaguers to Really Get to the Crux of an Issue

Frat boy: That’s all I want, a girl from, like, some poor village in southern Italy, doesn’t speak a fuckin’ *word* of English, and I can bring her home, and she can lie in my bed all day, and fuck me, and make me gnocci.
Plain blonde girl: Do you really like gnocci?

Yale Berkeley College Dining Hall
Cambridge, Massachusetts