It's multiculturalism at its best. London's a melting pot of people, of languages, of cultures.
My Hindi is coming along nicely, I understand a few Polish sentences, and I still remember some Japanese I learnt in school.
Arabic is on the tip of my tongue, Spanish is a rare necessity, and I can count to ten in a variety of others.
Thanks to a very good friend I even understand and speak a slice of Dutch.
French still eludes me, but I can always ask any passing school kid.
However, there's one language that I still cannot understand. There seem to be no online translators for it either. Which language?
I gather that the Americans feel the same about English.
So, in the spirit of co-operation, and with many thanks to Jumblerant (a compilation blog with regular posts of genius), I present the English for Americans poster.
Clear as mud, right? Now if only we could get the ambulance service equivalent...