Friday, February 3, 2012

Tragic or hilarious?

Location:
Driving to work

What I heard:
I listen to a talk radio station while driving to work in the morning so I feel less alone - after all I am on the road at 5:15am every morning. So anyway, the topic of discussion was language barriers, particularly in the South African police force. For those of you who are not familiar with South Africa - we have 11 official languages! Eleven! A caller to the station said: "We went to the police station for an affidavit for my niece. And the police person asked is your niece a boy or girl?"

I was torn between laughing and crying.

4 comments:

Raj said...

That's funny. :)
I did not know that SA has so many languages. I used to think India as the only country with language barriers.

Deidre said...

I didn't realise that SA had so many languages either! That's really funny.

Prixie said...

SA is so diverse, people rarely realise.

Megan said...

Haha that is so funny but yes a little sad at the same time. 11 languages, wow!
Oh and yes no fringe :-)