Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Magnificent Misunderstandings

Humor frequently draws from the ever present problem of linguistic misunderstandings.    In a global world, these types of misunderstandings are everywhere.  Perhaps that's why we find them so funny.  These problems can arise from translation errors, difficulties in understanding a foreign accent, or cultural nuances we may not be familiar with.

Today I wanted to share a couple of humorous videos that gave me a good laugh.  The first one shows the importance of having a competent translator.

This second video deals with accent related issues.  It's quite funny, though there's a bit of profanity.  Only watch this one if you're okay with that.