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Old 01-06-2007, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Alto Reed on a Tenor Sax View Post
Well, I only meant to say that if you know the word "baņo," you can get to the bathroom even if that's the only word you know. You don't need a sentence, you just say "baņo," and your listener can pretty much assume you want to find the bathroom, and will point you in the right direction.

On the other hand, if you can say "Excuse me, sir, can you point me to the bathroom?" with perfect grammar, but your pronunciation is so bad that the word "bathroom" cannot be understood, you will have a lot of trouble getting what you need.

"20 words" was an exaggeration, but it is not an exaggeration to say that you can have piss poor grammar and still communicate very well, provided that you have excellent pronunciation. Piss poor pronunciation on the other hand will get you in lots o' trouble and confusion.
The moral of the story:

Piss poor pronunciation produces piss puddles.
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I remember one, I won't tell the whole thing, it involves a wife frustrated that her husband is spending so much time playing with their new computer. A friend asks her what's wrong, and she says something to the effect of,
"Ay, la problema es mi tonto esposo, computa* toda la manana, computa toda la tarde, computa toda la noche...."

i.e., "con puta"
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