Say What?

There’s a great Doonesbury cartoon today (March 28) in the Sunday funnies related to language.  A young character named Jeff is working in Afghanistan for the CIA and has apparently been assigned the job of surveying the tribal elders on their opinions of the surge and the Taliban.  This kid fancies himself as a Pashto speaker.   The hubris and perils of dealing in a foreign language without professional assistance become painfully (not to mention embarrassingly)  obvious.

See the cartoon here

 If you want to make a positive impression on foreign speakers, ad hoc translation and interpretation sure aren’t how to get the job done.  

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