Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lost in translation

I needed a translator today for an 83 year old male.

It always amazes me when the following occurs:

Me (to the translator): ask him how he is feeling today.

Translator (to the patient): heijsd ekjkslsk the idjssn eoiroed a hs dshasjhksa the shasjkasl it.

Patient (to the translator): it hdgsf eyht ahjhrrbvgee ushsbertsnd a the fdrendghsrt the jkrpsoxzui a hrteerwvs lmidys a the hdjeya st.

Translator (to Me): fine.

Clearly, something is getting lost in the translation. I so wish I was more motivated to learn other languages when I was younger!

I's never too late.

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