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Sunday, November 23, 2008

My First "Lost in Translation" Experience

Funny story... The senior missionary couple were hosting a large dinner, with the 3 sets of misionaries, 5 people who the missionaries were teaching, and me.(14 people all together) To begin, there's a joke all the female missionaries have about their "German Baby" caused by eating way too much of the tasty German food.

So after this dinner (which once again caused everyone to overeat from tastiness), I was standing in the kitchen with the Senior missionary sister, and two men. The Sister speaks almost no German, and these to men spoke almost no English, so I was the one best suited for translation when gesturing didn't cut it. (not a good situation) Well the sister made a comment about her "German Baby" and one of the men thought she was talking about me, so I attempted to explain this concept of gaining wait and joking about how you're pregnant. I thought I did an okay job... not perfect grammer but most of the right words. Until several minutes later, the other man looked at me and asked "so are you pregnant?" I'm not sure if what I said implied that or if he just wasn't paying attention, either way I turned bright red and adamently assured him that no, I was not in any way pregnant.

4 comments:

The Atheist Librarian said...

Uh huh, not yet. We still have a pool running to see when you either get knocked-up or married. My times around March 2nd.

Jordan said...

That's too funny! I can just see you turning all shades of red :D hehehehe!!!

Megan said...

Hmmmm...The German cuisine is a little too appealing methinks if people can make that mistake.

Jen said...

Wow that's funny! Glad you at least have some people to hang out with.