28 Nov '12, 7am
New blog post : This is what used to happen when I try to speak Italian
I was reading Nancy’s post and it amused me as I’d have to agree with her observance. Through my experience in my early years of living here, when I speak to an Italian, there is a big probability that two things will happen. They would try to reply back to English even when I am speaking in Italian. I find it sort of charming that while I’m expressing myself in one language, and they respond in another. They would pretend not to hear / understand me even when I know that I’m speaking well enough. Sometimes I think that they are flabbergasted that a non Italian looking person could speak Italian! To which I try to keep cool, smile, and repeat my request a little louder Sometimes when I go jogging, there would be people who stop me to ask for directions. Since I’m familiar with the area (it’s MY hood after all!) I’d usually be able to answer them. Turn at the corner! Then g...