Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Question of the Week
At one point in Three for a Wedding Phoebe comes to the rescue of two old ladies. She's in Holland, she doesn't speak Dutch but 'she mimed the need for a blanket...and then once more played her desperate charade to convince her companion that she would have to go for help.'
I once had a perfectly lovely discussion with an Italian Grandmother at the Vernazza train station. We relayed the ages of our children/grandchild, discussed their merits and I was made to understand the depth of excitement the grandmother felt while she waited for her grandson to arrive (and now that I know a little more about Italian birth rates, I understand even better).
Anyway, all this was accomplished with my knowledge of Gelato-Italian (an inability to speak Italian unless ordering gelato) and hand motions.
So tell me about the times you've been lost in translation.