Why you should learn Mandarin!!
Shenzhen, China was the location of an unfortunate “lost in translation” incident last month when Welshman Leigh Simmons inadvertently had his dog shaved almost completely bald.
Simmons wanted to give his dog a pre-summer trim but unfortunately he does not speak Mandarin and his dog groomer did not speak English.
To overcome this he mimed a shaving motion and made a buzzing sound. His efforts to communicate these requirements failed and he was left with an almost completely bald dog. “I came back and saw the dog and just started laughing so hard I could barely stand,” Simmons recalled.