Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Language Barriers

The text transmission said that their representative had studied Human extensively and spoke it fluently. Given the way the message was parsed out, I wasn’t too confident.

When the airlock opened and she walked in, I was momentarily stunned, given how closely she adhered to human standards of beauty.

“Uh, hello, welcome to the Fornby Station, my name is Samuel.”


I stared at her as she held out her hand.

“Excuse me?”

“Fuck. Me name is Fuck.

Why shocking?”

“Well that’s an offensive word in my language.”

“Word be offensive? How?”

I never did get her to understand that…

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