It’s greek to me / Parla arabo

Language incomprehensions  - click to enlarge

Language incomprehensions - click to enlarge

(EN) Stereotypes hide in many languages and I found an infographic classifing the expressions used around the world when a speaker encounters difficulties in understanding a discourse: “It seems arab to me”, we say in italian. In english they say: “It’s all greek to me”. In greek they say: “It’s all arabic to me”. In arabic they say: “It’s all spanish to me”.  Perspectives…

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(IT) Gli stereotipi si nascondono in molte lingue e ho trovato un’infografica che classifica proprio le espressioni usate quando i cittadini del mondo sono  di fronte a un discorso che non  comprendono: “Parla arabo”, si dice in italiano. In inglese invece dicono: “Parla greco”. In arabo: “Parla spagnolo”! Prospettive…

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