Michaela (la_mia_cara) wrote in metaquotes,
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gracewanderer, in a comment on this locked entry, about the way one sentence can have very different meanings:

When I got back from Europe I joked that when a French person says "I speak a little English" they mean that they know the words "I speak a little English". When a German person says "I speak a little English" they mean "I have been studying English for ten years, have read more classic English literature than you've ever heard of, and have a larger English vocabulary than you do. I also speak French, Italian, Esperanto, Mongolian and Aztec."

QWP.
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