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Language – can get you into trouble! | Off Kilter

 

Last updated 1/12/2022 at 10:51am



Over my years of travel – around the United States and abroad, I have managed to get myself into trouble on innumerable occasions.

The problem is that language – even in the same language – does not always mean the same thing. For example, one might say (here in the U.S.) to a sales clerk: “How much does this item cost?” Depending upon how honest the sales clerk is, you might not get the answer you think.

I love the movie “Boiler Room,” starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck. In that film, Ribisi plays a new salesperson/broker in training who goes to work in a sm...



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