Sunday, September 07, 2008

to not be lost in translation

To a dear friend of mine.

I think, to not be lost in translation in communicating with an American, we have to force ourselves watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. We really need to start getting his jokes before we can get what our fellow Americans mean when they respond "in his way".

PS: And yeah, this is kinda inspired by a fellow American's current über-infatuation with the show.

3 comments:

Geget said...

Yeah, I know about the infatuation, from his Facebook profile. :D Let's watch!!

mer said...

Daily Show is great... Jon Stewart is cool...

i do think (American) stand-up comedy show should be instilled in any curriculum in the world, not only to learn English and communication, also to learn about philosophy, politics, literature, culture, and especially self-critic (mocking!)

Bie said...

mer, I agree. Try to date a person who really likes stand-up comedy and acts like a stand-up comic. If you don't "get" what the comedy is, the only successful method to maintain the relationship would be thick skin. Hehehe..