Endlessnight Posted July 10, 2010 Report Share Posted July 10, 2010 I would like to share a funny story about myself. (Well I find it funny )It came about from my less than perfect knowledge of the Arabic language. I used to be a teacher of EFL and taught grades 4, 5, 6. One day, in my grade 5 class I wanted to tell the girls to bring an English dictionary to school the next day. They didn't understand the word 'dictionary' so I thought i'd translate it for them just this once. Anyway dictionary in Arabic is 'gamoose', but I told the girls to bring a 'jamoose', mispronouncing the hard g as a j. The girls started giggling and giving me weird looks so I asked what was wrong. One girl said 'miss are you sure you want us to bring one?' when I said of course i'm sure, one little girl finally piped up 'but where are we supposed to find a moose?!' Seems 'jamoose' means 'moose'! Anyway, I decided no more translations for me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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