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  1. Dale
    November 10, 2013

    I know Franca loves these little moments, though too many of them are probably from me trying to say something in Italian to a family member. I shudder to think of the amount of weird and wonderful things I might have said over the past year and a half.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 12, 2013

      I’ll have to ask her for some stories if we ever connect. 😉

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  2. Larissa
    November 10, 2013

    Great fun, Talon! To me these “lost in translation” moments are some of the things that make travel such fun 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 10, 2013

      Yes indeed!

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  3. Micki @ The Barefoot Nomad
    November 10, 2013

    Oh, those are fantastic!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 10, 2013

      Glad you enjoyed them!

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  4. Penny Sadler
    November 9, 2013

    I can’t help it I guess I have a juvenile sense of humor. I laughed out loud at the farting story. 🙂
    Fun stuff Talon.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 10, 2013

      That one cracked me up as well. Especially visualizing Jodi saying it.

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  5. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    November 9, 2013

    Too funny! Good for your for trying to speak Romanian. I particularly like the sign that says “slip and fall down carefully” – it seems very caring 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 9, 2013

      That sign sure cracked me up, too. But yes, very caring and thoughtful. LOL

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  6. Lillie – @WorldLillie
    November 6, 2013

    HAH! So funny!!!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      One of the fun parts of travel.

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  7. Kay
    November 5, 2013

    Having lived in Brazil, where it seems no one speaks English, for the past 4 months, I can definitely empathize (and laugh along) with these language slip ups! One time I was telling my Brazilian boyfriend I liked his eyes (olhos) but instead told him I liked his eggs (ovos)…whoops!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      Did he take that as a come on? LOL

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  8. wanderingeducators
    November 5, 2013

    Great ones!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      They are definitely fun.

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  9. Shelly
    November 5, 2013

    Too funny Talon! Thanks for the great laughs! In Algiers right now, the most popular pizza place (I think it’s an American chain that didn’t quite translate properly) is called “Pecker Pizza” and the sign and mascot is Woody Wood Pecker!!!…..ba haaaa, haaaaaa, haaaaaaa….needless to say, I didn’t try to explain this hilarity to my 8 yr. old son and my muslim Algerian family!!!!!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      Oh my that’s hilarious!

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  10. Erin Bender (Travel With Bender)
    November 5, 2013

    It’s so funny how the words we use the most in English generally are the rude parts in other countries, someone must of done that on purpose surely! hehehe.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      Hmmm. Does make one wonder.

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  11. Jacqui
    November 5, 2013

    I needed a laugh today, thankyou for putting a smile on my face!!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      Glad it came along at the right time for you.

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  12. Jennifer Miller
    November 5, 2013

    Snort. Yep. I’m laughing.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 8, 2013

      So much fun

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  13. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    November 4, 2013

    So good! I needed this after a long day!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 4, 2013

      Hope it made you laugh.

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  14. Henry | @fotoeins
    November 4, 2013

    What would happen to hilarity if everyone spoke the same language? Yes, it would be a lot easier, but where’s the fun in that?

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 4, 2013

      Yep! Would be way too boring.

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  15. Milene – My Cup of Travel
    November 4, 2013

    Hilarious!!! This is the perfect post for a Monday =)

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 4, 2013

      Hope it put a smile on your face.

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  16. Leigh
    November 4, 2013

    These always get me! Too funny.

    I once walked into a bakery in Argentina and asked for a bag of testicles. The woman behind the country first looked at me kind of funny, didn’t laugh though then asked “Regular or whole wheat?”

    She seemed kind of bored by the entire interaction. it’s 3 years later, and I’m still chuckling at myself.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 4, 2013

      OMG! When I was with some missionaries once, I heard one of them say he was a “testiculo de jesucristo.” I about died.

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  17. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    November 4, 2013

    These are really hilarious, Talon. I’m here in Bangkok right now and trying to learn Thai. I’m sure I’ll have some “Say what” moments soon!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      November 4, 2013

      Those tonal languages can sure get you!

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