Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Burner Dates

Yesterday, some random Arab guy came to our office... 
Me:  You're from what company, sir?
Him:  Burner Dates
Me:  I'm sorry?
Him:  Burner Dates
Me thinks something is wrong:   Could you spell it out for me please?
(But instead of him spelling it out, he pronounced it very slowly.)
Him:  Bee - You - Ner Dates
Me:  Ahh, Pioneer Dates. *grins*
P.S. Just like some (or most :p) Filipinos having difficulty pronouncing "F" and "P", lots of Arabs are having trouble pronouncing "P" and "B" because Arabic only has the "B" sound and "P" is not familiar to them.