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Most awkward misinterpretations
Posted 11/6/07
Not trying to sound racist or anything, but one time i was at a restaurant and I wanted vinegar, so I asked the guy in the table next to me if he had vinegar. He was black and he misunderstood what I said. I thought he couldn't hear me so I said it slowly, and then I realized what I said, I was sorry about it, but it was a very awkward moment.

Point: Sometimes we have to be careful of what we say, and we might misunderstand something that might lead to unexpected results

So did you ever misinterpret anything, like directions, sayings, actions, etc.?
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Posted 11/6/07
Well, there's this guy at a chalet & he's one of my friend's friend. So I asked him where is my friend. He told they were at a pool. I asked "Swimming pool or playing pool?" He sort of laugh & said "swimming pool"
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Posted 11/6/07
well...its hard when the meaning of things get "lost in translation" pardon the unintended pun...but like that...my friend here in CR asked me why i keep calling him "kon~!" i explained that...it was how i wrote "kon'nichiwa" and wasn't his name...

there was another time when it was really hard explaining how i felt about men to a guy here...well...there are words that describe them easier in your native tounge that there is no direct translation for...and when you do translate it...it sounds wrong and you just get frustrated and the person you're talking to was sorry they even asked...lolz! confusing...i think so too...
Posted 11/6/07
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sometimes I read things and I have to look them over because they seem so... full of innuendo o_O;; maybe because I'm such a pervert ¬_¬;;

there was this one time... I was in school doing P.E. or Gym or whatever... and there was this guy that everyone didn't really like...
I said..."well.. I think he's a bit cocky ¬_¬;;"
my friend misheard what I said... and she was like..."o_O;; WOW... how do YOU know what it looks like...?"

I'm pretty sure you can think of what she thought I said ¬_¬;;

*goes back to lurk mode*
Posted 11/6/07

CappucinoMocha wrote:

Well, there's this guy at a chalet & he's one of my friend's friend. So I asked him where is my friend. He told they were at a pool. I asked "Swimming pool or playing pool?" He sort of laugh & said "swimming pool"


Yea I had something like that happen alot to me too, words with different meanings are one of the most misinterpreted things. For example: I stepped on a (garden) hoe that slapped my face, but some people could misinterpret that as ho
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Posted 11/6/07
I told a guy he looked hot. (He was sweating) Well.. he's not. Hmmm you know what i mean.
Posted 11/6/07

Tenshiko1122 wrote:

well...its hard when the meaning of things get "lost in translation" pardon the unintended pun...but like that...my friend here in CR asked me why i keep calling him "kon~!" i explained that...it was how i wrote "kon'nichiwa" and wasn't his name...

there was another time when it was really hard explaining how i felt about men to a guy here...well...there are words that describe them easier in your native tounge that there is no direct translation for...and when you do translate it...it sounds wrong and you just get frustrated and the person you're talking to was sorry they even asked...lolz! confusing...i think so too...


Yes, I agree that some things are said easier in our native tounge. One time I said madapaka (might be spelled wrong) to a little girl who almost trip on a rock. Madapaka means "watch where you step" in Tagalog (Filipino language) and it is often mistaken as "mother fker" in English. So the mother thought i cussed at her daughter, when all i was trying to do was a nice thing.

Edit: It also doesn't only have to be verbal, some people can misinterpret the actions we do or the situation that is occurring. For example: One time i misinterpreted the shadow of a guy cleaning his soccer trophy ...
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Posted 11/6/07

critiasc wrote:

I told a guy he looked hot. (He was sweating) Well.. he's not. Hmmm you know what i mean.


LMAO!!
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Posted 11/6/07
texting a girlfriend, t9 word owned me
well what i meant to say was "do you want me to come with you to see your aunt"
her aunt was sick you see. well, consider the first letter in aunt. now check your phone and see what other letters might key in. its not bunt.
lord that was awkward
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Posted 11/6/07
Why isn't people posting here?? this is a great thread, a bit like the "embarrasing things" one!
I agree about the mistraslation form/to different languages, I have a lot but any of them is in english and I think It won't be funny if I told you. But a friend of mine got beatten because of a misunderstanding, or something like: He was new in england and was begining to learn english very slowly while he worked at a factory where most of the workers were black (this is not a racist comment, is just what happened to my firend), he was caucasian. As he started to get along with the job he began to notice that all the workers were calling each other "Nigger", I mean, between themselves, so he thought that was a natural way to say "friend", kind of a slang word, and thought he should try. And he did, and got beatten into a pulp.
Posted 11/6/07

liquidkid wrote:

texting a girlfriend, t9 word owned me
well what i meant to say was "do you want me to come with you to see your aunt"
her aunt was sick you see. well, consider the first letter in aunt. now check your phone and see what other letters might key in. its not bunt.
lord that was awkward


lol that happens to me all the time when i text message. Sometimes I send my message before I double check it, and it says the weirdest crap on it.

Edit: ^ To jade dragon, I'm glad you like my thread, and it always sucks when your misinterpretations get you into trouble, that almost happened to me in the restaurant (see first post)
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Posted 11/6/07

critiasc wrote:

I told a guy he looked hot. (He was sweating) Well.. he's not. Hmmm you know what i mean.


alot of ppl misinterpret tat
and tink you say him as sexy.
lol
always happen to me
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Posted 11/6/07
On a walk around a lake..I said "Damn ducks.." and my mom thought I said Damn fuc%s. :D~
Posted 11/6/07

critiasc wrote:

I told a guy he looked hot. (He was sweating) Well.. he's not. Hmmm you know what i mean.


that has happened to me many times, however i am the person who thinks she has just been complimented >.<
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Posted 11/6/07
I asked a Mexican for some taco sauce during Spanish Class. I don't see why he got so worked up that day.
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