shane_kerr (shane_kerr) wrote,
shane_kerr
shane_kerr

How long are you?

I gave a quick English lesson yesterday on the dance floor.

In Dutch, you ask someone what their height is by saying, "Hoe lang ben je?".

I explained to the nice young lady that when she asked me, "How long are you?" in English, it probably meant something slightly different than she intended.

Then again, the Dutch do have a reputation for directness....
Tags: dutch, english, language
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