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Friday, June 12, 2009

Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister (JFG;-))

A few days ago, Japan Prime Minister Mori was given some basic conversation training in English before he visited Washington and met US President Barack Obama.

The instructor said to Mori, "When you shake hand with US President Obama, please say 'how are you. Then Mr Obama should say, 'I am fine, and you?'.

Now, you should say 'me too'. Afterwards we, the translators, will do the work for you."
It looks quite simple, but the truth is:-

When Mori met Obama , he mistakenly said "Who are you?" (Instead of 'How are you?).
Mr Obama was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor:"Well, I'm Michelle's husband, ha-ha."

Then Mr Mori replied, "me too, ha-ha."
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room.

8 comments:

Brosreview said...

Dou! Haha. But, at least he tried! Japs' find it hard to pronounce or use proper English words. I've got couple of Japanese friends, so I know.

nsiyer said...

Damn good. You come with good stuff.

Strawberry Girl said...

Hilareous!! Good one Nara! ;D

Lilly Jones said...

Gosh, where do you get these jokes from? Thanks for sharing coz we all need to laugh sometimes and not take life so seriously. That's me, so I speak from experience- lol!

LJ

Miriam's Art Journal said...

seriously...where do you get these from?

Miriam

Pradip Biswas said...

I need stringer muscles at my lips and jaws. I am afraid if i continue laughing like this I may have to follw the Newtons laws of motions I shall be in the state of laughing only.

Pradip Biswas said...

Sorry! please modify "Stringer" as stronger, "follw" o is missing before W. I was laughing so did mistakes in typing

Chaturvedi.mehul said...

Nothing can be funny than this