Dude: If I added up all the languages I spoke shitty, I could probably speak one very fluently. –Prospect Park Southwest & Vanderbilt Loud guy on cell: Does she speak German? How do you say ‘Fuck you’ in German? … Okay, bye! –Butler Library, Columbia University Overheard by: Eric Cop to others: So I said, ‘What’s your name?’ This guy don’t speak good English, you know? –G train stop Black guy to another: Want me to speak another language? ‘Cause I can speak other languages — Chinese, German, Arab, white… –42nd & 8th Overheard by: Andrew B. Girl on cell: And he’s from Sweden, right? Well, yeah. I mean, I’m assuming since he said he speaks Swedish and all… which, honestly, I didn’t know was a real language. –NYU dorm Little foreign girl: Auntie, what’s English for ‘horse’? –J train Overheard by: MyTh Gray-haired man to barista: Is tall ‘small’ in your language? –Starbucks