Monday, 1 August 2011
Never Trust a Dictionary!
A good thing I did too, because I came close to making a bit of a faux-pas.
In my address, I wanted to list some of the things that make this woman special. One of her qualities, in my opinion, is that she is a generous person. I can't quite recall if I used a dictionary or Google Translate, but either way, I ended up picking the word “antelias”.
Luckily, I had the presence of mind to let my Finnish tutor review my little speech before I gave it. She kindly informed me that “antelias usually means a person who gives a lot of sex or money”.
Oops, not quite the eulogy I had in mind.
Posted by Telefinn at 07:20