I sat in my International Law class yesterday and two gringos I know from my Arabic courses claimed, as one of the ‘getting acquainted’ questions asked if one spoke or studied a foreign language, that they speak Arabic. I know for a fact they don’t speak a lick of it. I don’t understand why anyone would claim to speak a language if they can’t order at a restaurant? I bet they’d also fill the “fluent” box on applications and forms.
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