Friday, March 21, 2008

One of the Few Inoffensive Posts on Overheard in New York

Overheard in New York is not a blog for the faint in heart, but here’s a rare post that’s both inoffensive and about Japan.

Well, I thought it was inoffensive…

4 comments:

Janne Morén said...

Girl on cell: And he's from Sweden, right? Well, yeah. I mean, I'm assuming since he said he speaks Swedish and all... which, honestly, I didn't know was a real language.

I kind of sympathize; every Swedish language student I've met seem to wish it wasn't.

Jun Okumura said...

But it gives lazy Norwegian and Danish students an easy way to fulfill their language study requirements, no?

Janne Morén said...

No, actually; the languages are close enough to be utterly confusing, but not so close that you can avoid having to study grammar and vocabulary just like any language. Being able to understand much of the basics helps, of course but I think it's a wash, overall.

Jun Okumura said...

Like Kansaiben and hyōjungo, I guess.