A Verbal Miscommunication

I let a couple of people read the title of this article , and they were all shocked and confused. It wasnt untill they read the actual article that they laughed and shook their heads. This article clearly shows the way that different cultures can miscommunicate with each other. Even in a country like England, whose language can be none other than ENGLISH!!! It is obvious that the word faggot is not an insult directed towards gays, but it is a dish. And the word fag in British English means cigarette. Also, in Australian English the word root means to have sex. So if you tell some one to root with them, you are literally asking if you want to have sex with them. This is a reminder that when you travel outside your comfort zone into a different comfort zone, you literally have to watch your language.


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