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Old 06-22-2013, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Europe travel question

Anon, it never hurts to ask "Do you speak English?" in the language of the country you are in, rather than in Australian.

Several hundred years ago, when I went backpacking, I was convinced that was the key to getting people with minimal English feel comfortable giving it a workout: once you've butchered somebody else's language, they tend to feel less self-conscious about butchering yours.
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