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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2018-05-28 19:47:58

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2228

Mother tongue

Got a kick out of the following (from Danielle Cyr, on the Funknet bulletin board), and thought you all would enjoy it too.

My daughter works for the Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Today a woman came in to apply for an immigration visa. She was asked to fill a form. One question was: Mother tongue.
The lady wrote: pink and medium size.

Joyfully yours,

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#2 2018-06-04 12:03:14

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2659

Re: Mother tongue

Reminds me of the story about misunderstanding the sedition test question as a multiple choice question. … 1/?p=14933

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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