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!