Monday, March 29, 2010

Sad but true joke about the world we live in...

From Pippa Sibley's column: Language of hope shows world divide


The UN sent a survey to the member nations with the following question: "Would you please state your honest opinion about the solution for the food shortage in the rest of the world?" Instead of responses, they received requests for clarification because nobody understood all the words in the question:

* African nations didn't understand the meaning of "food"
* Western European nations didn't understand the meaning of "shortage"
* Eastern European nations didn't understand the meaning of "honest"
* China didn't understand the meaning of "opinion"
* Middle Eastern nations didn't understand the meaning of "solution"
* South American nations didn't understand the meaning of "please"
* The United States didn't understand the meaning of "the rest of the world"