Thursday, 3 April 2008

Language funnies

English is a very strange language; but we're so used to it we don't notice.

It's much easier to notice funnies in other languages. I'm presently trying to learn some Kiswahili.
Verb: Kuendesha

Meanings: 1. To drive (e.g. a car). 2. To have diarrhoea.
OK... I'm guessing that the context will normally make the intended meaning obvious!

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

Well ... hmmm ... in both cases, you "go." ;)