June 16th, 2008 10:51 EST
Fresh from the oven
A Black Sea Turk receives a scholarship to spend three months in the U.S.A. to acquaint himself with the American way of life. At the end of his stay, the program Director asks him:
"Did you enjoy your stay in the U.S.A.?"
"Yes, very much" answers Mehmet.
"What did you like best in the U.S.A?"
"People`s friendliness, the social life, parties, especially the birthday parties. I got a lot of presents in my birthday party."
"We sing a special song in the birthday parties. Did you learn that too?"
"Yes, I did."
"Let me check on that. How many letters `L` are there in that song?"
Mehmet counts while his mind passes through the melody.
"Twenty four !" he says.
"Oh no, " says the program Director. "There isn`t even one letter `L` in that song."
"Sure there is" says Mehmet, " La la la la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la la. La la la la la la.