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Old Apr 8th 2013, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by steveq
We were passing through El Paso, as one does, and we'd stopped for some sodas and stuff at a Walmart, paying by card. The girl at the checkout asked for further ID, so I gave her my passport, which she's clearly never seen, but since passport was on the front, and "accept passports" was on her papers, she read it.

"Gee", she said. "You guys speak really good English"

"What language do you speak in England ?"
I guess sometimes words just fail you even when you speak really good English.
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I guess sometimes words just fail you even when you speak really good English.
There was a lady behind in the queue who gave us a look of "Please don't believe we're all that stupid"
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 3:41 pm
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Default Re: When do you stop being surprised?

Originally Posted by steveq
There was a lady behind in the queue who gave us a look of "Please don't believe we're all that stupid"
A colleague reports an identical conversation (in a shoe shop of all places), and when they replied with "well, coming from Eng-er-land we speak Eng-er-lish", the shop assistant shrugged and said "oh, I thought you all spoke French or something over there".
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 5:51 pm
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To which you should have said, "No, Wales is a one horse town in Yorkshire, just outside Sheffield." When there's no hope it doesn't hurt to add to the confusion.
That would have probably floored her, although I did suggest that she brush up on her geography.
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 11:02 pm
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You should really blow her away and tell her the earth revolves around the sun.
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