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Pepperoni nom nom - Foreign Miscommunications

TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Social Entropy++
In this thread we can talk about misunderstandings with people who aren't from English speaking countries. Here is a story to start us off-

I work at a pizza joint with a man from Jordan who has been in the USA for about two years. I don't know if he is muslim or not, but for the sake of funny we will assume he is.

A few days ago we had a bunch of cancelled orders, and after the rush is over we start eating them. This guy comes over looking like he wants a bite:

Foreign Friend: "What you eat over here?"
Coworkers: "Oh we have a few different bad orders here, help yourself."

Our Jordanian friend procedes to open the 3 boxes one after another -

FF: "Oh bacon, I cannot eat."
FF: "Oh is ham, I cannot eat."
FF: "Ah pepperoni!"

He noms away at the pepperoni pizza ravenously. No one wanted to tell him what pepperoni is made from.

So SE++, tell me your foreigner confusion stories!

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Back when I worked at games in Knott's Berry Farm, some kid came up to my booth, talking in an Irish accent, about how came from Australia.

    Teenagers are stupid.

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    Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I remember having a friend who just barely managed to escape from the Bosnian War. His family told me how it was commonplace to see friends and family shot and whatnot. Also, my friend told me in great detail how some people tortured his puppy to death.

    Yeah, not the greatest stuff to hear when you're seven.

    Not funny in the slightest, but the only store I have worth sharing I guess.

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I remember having a friend who just barely managed to escape from the Bosnian War. His family told me how it was commonplace to see friends and family shot and whatnot. Also, my friend told me in great detail how some people tortured his puppy to death.

    Yeah, not the greatest stuff to hear when you're seven.

    Not funny in the slightest, but the only store I have worth sharing I guess.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    I don't fully trust people who don't eat ham.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    this thread almost made me order a pizza

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That is terrible. You are terrible.

    You have deprived that poor man of his virgins.

    You son of a bitch.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Virgins are overrated.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    This one time a guy from England called a hotel the wubble woo.

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    exploiting the poor dumb immigrant again, eh?

    should've expected it from you fucking white devils

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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    What is his 42 virgins were just SE++ posters? I think I might have helped the poor man by saying nothing.

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i almost got in a fight tonight because a bunch of saudis bought my buddy a drink at the bar then they were havin some issues in the parking lot so we had to back em up

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah well, some people dont like pepperoni pizza.

    Some people prefer sausage or canadian bacon for instance.

    Virgins are kind of like anchovies. Most people hate them, but the people that like them love them to death.

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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Canadian bacon = skanks.

    You are correct.

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Somebody had to say it.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The two of you are boring me.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

    Whatever floats your boat man

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

    Whatever floats your boat man

    the darker the berry the sweeter the juice!

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    ...And so, the edible dildo, constructed entirely of the breakfast meat bacon, was invented.

    And man grew ever closer to his ascension into divinity.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

    Whatever floats your boat man

    the darker the berry the sweeter the juice!

    Plus she has a big ass

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    last night on left 4 dead some guy was all

    my amour is to low

    someone asked if he was sayin he had low armour cos what the hell his health was fine and the guy said

    i hav no bulet




    hilarity

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

    Whatever floats your boat man

    the darker the berry the sweeter the juice!

    Plus she has a big ass

    better than going to a buffet man

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is

    i counter with beyonce

    she is the best thing ever at this moment in time

    How bout Beyonce feeding you bacon?

    sounds pretty good

    but i'd rather eat it out of her

    Whatever floats your boat man

    the darker the berry the sweeter the juice!

    Plus she has a big ass

    better than going to a buffet man

    Just saying

    Its pretty glorious

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Is she still with Jay Z?

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    preachin to the choir bro

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    DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I was at a friend's room and this other guy he knows came in, and my friend just HAD to show him god of war 2. (He's a little behind the curve)

    He (the other guy) was sitting there in the first mission, killing that first batch of soldiers, and the game directed him to the lift door on the other side of the room.

    The game presented him with the following message. (Loosely quoted)

    (In order to open lift doors, press the O button rapidly)
    X to close

    So this idiot spent like two full minutes just hammering O with that prompt still open. He was getting so pissed off at this game, saying shit like how do they expect people to do this? I'm doing it as fast as I can and it's not even budging? and similar things.

    Finally I think he accidentally hit the X button and got out of it. But later I was laughing at it so hard that I had to lie down.

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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You are a bad friend.

    Just say "Hit x my friend."

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Trinis wrote: »
    You are a bad friend.

    Just say "Hit x my friend."

    Where's the fun in that?

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    once i introduced a friend named keith to a chinese international student and i guess she wasnt familiar with the name because he said it and she said it back as a question like people do to confirm but she was like 'keek?'

    and i dunno if it was because she said it so earnestly or because i was underslept and in a pc lab at uni late at night but i couldnt stop laughing at that for a few minutes

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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    One time a japanese girl came to my old apartment and left very soon.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This thread is now about how bacon is the best thing ever

    Cause seriously, it really is
    Graves wrote: »
    I went into school this (yesterday?) morning with a pile of bacon in a paper towel.

    I'm standing around helping someone edit a video, and the teacher is talking.

    He breaks off mid sentence.

    "Are you eating straight up, just plain bacon?"

    "Yes I am."

    Chomp chomp.

    "You are a genius."

    I used to have that sigged, for a reason.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You know how in that Borat movie there's that scene where they think the Jewish people have changed form into roaches and they try to throw money at them?

    Turns out beliefs like this aren't entirely exagerrated. In backward enough countries people will fucking believe anything. There's some kind of group in the middle east (I think it's 'Drows'?) that believe some combination of both Christianity and Islam. Anyway it is generally believed that they are some sort of sub-human like a neanderthal and that they are strictly cannibals.

    A muslim friend of mine was at some gathering and some fresh-off-the-boat middle-easterners were hanging out and this one guy started talking in ominous, hushed tones about these "Drows" when suddenly his parent's friends spoke up and said, "Um, excuse me but, we're Drows."

    He said the look on the man's face was not one of embarassment, but one of total fear that he was about to be eaten.

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    TrinisTrinis Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    You know how in that Borat movie there's that scene where they think the Jewish people have changed form into roaches and they try to throw money at them?

    Turns out beliefs like this aren't entirely exagerrated. In backward enough countries people will fucking believe anything. There's some kind of group in the middle east (I think it's 'Drows'?) that believe some combination of both Christianity and Islam. Anyway it is generally believed that they are some sort of sub-human like a neanderthal and that they are strictly cannibals.

    A muslim friend of mine was at some gathering and some fresh-off-the-boat middle-easterners were hanging out and this one guy started talking in ominous, hushed tones about these "Drows" when suddenly his parent's friends spoke up and said, "Um, excuse me but, we're Drows."

    He said the look on the man's face was not one of embarassment, but one of total fear that he was about to be eaten.

    Do they live underground and worship a spider goddess?

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    where is he now

    better check on him

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Were you at a DnD party?

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