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1,501 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by shemish

If someone is talking to you and using a lot of words you don`t know, do you just smile and nod and pretend to understand?


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15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 1:34:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
The overwhelming odds point to myself being the person on the giving end of this situation. Shall it rise against me, i will act as if im completely comprehending every syllable out of the persons mouth, effectively defeating ignorance. Or creating it.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 2:46:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I try and make clear to them i don't speak their foreign language
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 5:54:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
In this situation I usually just ask, "what the hell are you talking about?"
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 9:02:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/6/2007 5:54:05 AM xunderoath wrote:
In this situation I usually just ask, "what the hell are you talking about?"

It's not always this easy, it could be a boss who is talking to you and you saying you don't understand just makes you look stupid.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 4:35:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends on how important it is, and if it's written down.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 8:14:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on the situation. If it's something that could be an important situation then I try to understand as best as I can, maybe asking one question to try to figure out the rest.
If it's just small talk from the cash person at the store, meh I don't bother and just smile.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 8:15:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
It really depends on the situation and the person. Sometimes I'll ask them, and sometimes I'll just try to figure it out on my own or ask someone I'm more comfortable with.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 2/6/07 - 8:16:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'll ask what they are talking about.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 2/14/07 - 3:01:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I ask. But, I have a huge vocab, so it's not often.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 2/28/07 - 3:28:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I stop them immediately and ask.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 2/28/07 - 11:05:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes but most of the time I'll ask them about it.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 2/28/07 - 1:42:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
The only way that would happen would be if we were discussing something involving specialist knowledge I didn't possess.
I'm sure, in that case, they'd be willing to explain it to me after I'd finished smiling knowingly and asked them to speak English.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 6/8/07 - 10:44:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know most words...
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 7/14/07 - 4:13:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
if the person seems to be saying something worth understanding I'd make an effort to further understand their conversation
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 7/17/07 - 5:33:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'll tell them to speak in plain English.
15 yrs ago - Sunday 7/29/07 - 2:17:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. Having a 130 some IQ, I would know the words.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/5/07 - 9:38:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only if I'm in a hurry.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/5/07 - 10:05:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
This happens to me online when people post in heavy netspeak. I just ignore it.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/12/07 - 10:16:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes I'll ask questions, but it depends on who is speaking.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/12/07 - 10:38:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I usually ask what they mean



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