How are you?
A true story from the Japanese Embassy in US Prime Minister Mori was given some basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets with President BillClinton.
The instructor told Mori: “Prime Minister, when you shake hand with President Clinton, please say ‘how are you’. Then Mr Clinton should say “I am fine, and you?” Now you should say ‘me too’.
Afterwards we translators will do all the work for you. “It looks quite simple, but the truth is …
When Mori met Clinton, he mistakenly said: “Who Are You?”
Mr Clinton was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor :”Well, I am Hilary’s husband, ha ha…” Then Mori replied confidently “Me too, ha ha ha..” Then there was a long silent moment in the meeting room.
You’re all the same
One Chinese person walks into a bar in America late one nightand he saw Steven Spielberg. As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph.
Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says “You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Harbor, get out of here!”
The astonished Chinese man replied “It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbor, it was the Japanese”.
“Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you’re all the same,” replied Spielberg.
In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says “You sank the Titanic, my forefathers were on that ship.
Shocked, Spielberg replies “It was the iceberg that sank the ship, not me.”
The Chinese replies, “Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you’re all the same.”
This particular joke won an award for the best joke in a competition in Britain.