The Politican, the Firemen, and the Trouble with Language

While we don't frequently post links to videos, this is one that we needed to share with our fellow Spanish-language lovers. The link came courtesy of a professor of Spanish at the University of Vienna's Translation and Interpretation Institute, and we can see how difficult it is to regain your composure after a verbal mishap with a sexual undertone.

We are not quite sure who the speaker is, but he's a very affable Spanish politican who appears to have a great sense of humor. No one is more stunned at what he said than he was. Luckily for him, there were no intepreters in the room, as it might have been very challenging, even for seasoned interpreters, to keep a straight face.

Note: this is in Spanish, and it's not explicit. The speaker has an unfortunate enounter with the term "bien dotados." Enjoy!


Hayley Armstrong on May 13, 2009 at 11:41 AM said...

Thankyou for posting this video - it's really funny. :)

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