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sampathbojan
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This is a true story from

the Japanese Embassy in US!!!



A few years ago, Prime Minister

Mori was given some Basic English conversation training before he visits

Washington and meets president Bill Clinton...



The instructor told Mori

"Prime Minister, when you shake hands with President Clinton, say 'how are you'.

Then Mr. Clinton should say," I'm fine, and you?"

Now you should say 'me too'. Afterwards we translators, will do the the rest"



It looks quite simple, but

the truth is....When Mori met Clinton, he mistakenly said "Who Are

You?" instead of "How are you". Mr. Clinton was a bit shocked

but still managed to react with humor: "Well, I'm Hilary's husband,

ha-ha...." Then Mori replied "Me too, ha-ha.."



Then there was a long silence

in the meeting room...

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