Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Covering the Riposte.

Today’s only notable encounter:

A little Chinese girl from Hong Kong – aged around 2, I would guess – said ‘hello’ to me. My initial response was, as you would expect, to feel quite considerably captivated. But then it occurred to me that the phonetic components of the English word ‘hello’ might represent a serious obscenity in Cantonese, so I said ‘hello’ back, just in case.

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