19 February, 2011


Tales from the Multiculture - BOGOF edition

Asked to resolve a dispute about a fine (well fine-ish) point of English grammar, the French barman commented (I paraphrase from memory), "There's no point asking me, I'm a foreigner. This is London, There are no English people in London."

Oh how we laughed. Actually a thoroughly nice chap but, as they say, out of the mouths of babes and French bar staff...

And for your bonus item, here is a special announcement.

The next time I am asked to interpret between a customer from Norn Iron (or Glasgae for that matter) and a Polish barmaid — sorry, bar associate — I shall be charging a fee.

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