How to annoy people who study languages

Somebody proudly showing off: “I am making good progress with my Greek. I am already at B1 level.”

Me: “Do you study north or south Greek?”

They: “??”

Me: [speaking several sentences in German] “Did you understand that?”

They (insecure): “No.”

Me: “Then you must be studying south Greek. The two languages are completely different from each other.”

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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8 Responses to How to annoy people who study languages

  1. List of X says:

    I think that after German bailout of Greece, it’s the Greek langiuage that should be called south German :)

  2. Gaeleigh says:

    Hört the fuck auf!

  3. Possibly? German sounds so distinctive…

    • The trick only works if you pull it off with great confidence, and it works better if the other person doesn’t know that much about languages. You could use Russian instead of German of course.

  4. Someone confusing German with Greek shouldn’t bother to study any of these languages. As a matter of fact, he shouldn’t study anything at all.

  5. This is brilliant. I’m chuckling away like a loon.

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