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Interesting words and languages

The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Mixed messages

From the listening practice on iVisit:-

  • A daughter sent a telegram to her father when she passed her B.Ed exams, the father got the following message: "Father, your daughter has been successful in BED."
  • A husband, away on business in a remote area sent a telegram to his wife, his wife got the following message: "I wish you were her."
  • A heavily pregnant woman went to a railway station to return home. At the ticket counter, when her turn came, it was the last ticket. Taking pity on a very old lady next to her in the queue, she offered her berth to the old lady and sent a telegram to her husband which read: "Shall be coming tomorrow, heavy rush in the train, gave birth to an old lady."
  • A man wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday by throwing a party. So he goes to order a birthday cake. The salesman asks him what message he wants to put on the cake. Well he thinks for a while and says: Let's put, "You might be getting a bit older, but you are getting better". The salesman asked, "How do you want it displayed?" The man says, "Well, put 'You might be getting a bit older', at the top and 'but, you are getting better' at the bottom."

    The real fun didn't start until the cake box was opened and the everyone at the party read the message on the cake: "You might be getting older at the top, but you are getting better at the bottom".