Friday, February 29, 2008

The language barrier

From BBC:

A man who planned to walk from Bristol to India without any money has quit, after getting as far as Calais, France.

... because he could not speak French, people thought he was free-loading or an asylum seeker.

He now plans to walk around the coast of Britain instead, learning French as he goes, so he can try again next year.

Perhaps someone should warn him that he will also need to learn German, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Gujarati...?

1 comment:

km said...

I *want* to feel sorry for him but this is funny.