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The Hotel Awful - Confusion
1. Mr Summers, a very rude American guest
2. Choi Sorry, a very confused hotel shop assistant
b) Language Note
"buddy" - friend (American male) . Said directly to a stranger
it is over-familiar, and can be aggressive
"honey" - my darling (American). Term of endearment to a
woman. Said directly to an non-intimate woman by a man, it is
over-familiar, and can be agressive
Choi Sorry: Can I help you sir?
Mr Summers: I'm looking for aspirin
Choi Sorry: There's no Mr Asipiri here, I'm sorry
Mr Summers: No, no. ASPIRIN. I want to buy some aspirin
Choi Sorry: Uh, um, asipilin ?? We don't sell that.
Mr Summers: Oh damn! Do you have something for a headache? My head is killing me .....
Choi Sorry: Oh dear! A head person wants to kill you ?!?
I'll call the police at once.
Mr Summers: Jesus! Don't you people talk English? Hey, look THERE ! Under your counter ! I want to buy THAT !
Choi Sorry: Aaah, you want ASPIRIN ....
Mr Summers: That's what I said buddy (honey). How much?
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