Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And Then There Are Those Days When it's All Mixed Up!

I walked past a man the other day and greeted him in English -"Hello!"
He (a black man) assumed I (a white woman) was Afrikaner and answered "Goeie naand. Hoe gaan dit?"
I figured, Afrikaans isn't his first language and it ceratainly isn't mine, so I answered him in Sotho - "Ke teng, wena, o kae?"

We both stopped, looked at each other, and then burst out laughing! I guess this is what happens when you live in a country with 11 official languages...