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English Can Make You Smile - Language & Humor

A few days ago, Japanese Prime Minister Mori was given some basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets President Barack Obama . 
The instructor told him, when you shake hand with President Obama, please say 'How are you?'. Then Mr. Obama should say, ' I am fine, and you?'
Now you should say 'me too'. Afterwards, we, translators will do the work for you.

It looks quiet simple but, the truth is..

When Mori met Obama
He mistakenly said 'Who are you?' (instead of 'How are you?')

Mr. Obama was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor;
'Well, I am Michelle's husband. Ha ha..'

Then Mori replied 'Me too, ha ha ha'

Then there was a long silence in the meeting room..

Language & Humor

Purchase of Christian captives from the Barbary States

Monks paying to pirates to buy and free Christian captives. This is a 17th Century illustration and the author is unknown. It was used a cover image on Wolfgang Kaiser's "Le Commerce des Captifs"

During the 17th century, Barbary pirates and English pirates were in a collaboration against Catholic shipping around Mediterranean.

Monks paying to pirates to buy Christian slaves

First FA Cup Winner Team - First FA Cup Final Winners


FA Cup is one of the most popular football competitions in the world. And the first final was played on 16 March 1872 at Kennington Oval in London, between Wanderers and Royal Engineers. There were 2,000 football fans around the pitch to watch the game live. Wanderers won the match 1 - 0. The winning Wanderers team received the trophy at a special reception at the Pall Mall Restaurant.
This is the only photograph of The Royal Engineers pictured in 1872. Back: Merriman, Ord, Marindin, Addison, Mitchell; Front: Hoskyns, Renny-Tailyour, Creswell, Goodwyn, Barker, Rich.

First FA Cup Final Winner and Teams
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