The Lingua Franca

A recent BBC Radio 4 programme with German comedian Henning Wehn – This is me totally sausage –  explored the challenges that non-native, but also native speakers of the English language face. Listen to entertaining interviews with people from around the world and their experiences of miscommunication revolving around the meaning of words, implicitness, irony, accents, pronunciation, spelling etc.

Have you experienced any linguistic faux pas in English or another language, that you would like to share with us?