Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 11:45:54 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: urgent help needed

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Benjamin Barrett wrote:

A Japanese man was dressed up as a clown with a Caucasian woman in the car.

He didn't know how to get somewhere, so he stopped to ask some high school

students. He had a horrible time communicating with them, because they

couldn't speak English and wouldn't even listen.

Amazing! It's the flip side of something my coteacher Matt Bronson tells

about the Caucasian who spoke fluent Japanese, but none of the Japanese

people he spoke to could HEAR what he said as Japanese when he was in Japan --

until he gave a little bow just before he spoke: and that shifted what

they were going to hear from the gibberish realm to the meaning realm!