Thursday, May 28, 2020

Turn Left

While I was teaching English as a foreign language at a high school in a small town in the mountains in Japan, I sometimes worked with Mark, an assistant language teacher from Canada. We taught the 10th graders Aural-Oral Communication, and here is a snippet of memory about the listening comprehension quiz we gave one day.

me:   "Excuse me, but could you tell me how to get to the nearest post office?"
Mark: "Sure, go straight for two blocks and turn left."
me:    "...two blocks, and turn left."
Mark: (emphatically, and smiling mischievously) "Right."

this week's prompt: right


  1. Mark, clearly had a sense of humor :) If I had a dollar for every time I have said that very same thing while confirming directions, lol

  2. I'm back to say thank you for your SSS! Because of your Six, I learned a cool new vocabulary word - antiphrasis :D

  3. SOL*

    * Smiled Out Loud... as I read**
    ** very much a compliment on your Six

  4. Sometimes left is right! :-)

  5. Many a truth is said in jest. Often the opposite game pays off and a fool never notices...but get busted. Great six.

  6. Heeheehee! That's one way to introduce people to how odd our language can be.

  7. Ditto to Girlie on the Edge's comment! Me too.

  8. Right on. Can't imagine having to learn this crazy language. Fun take.


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